Not exactly the kind of healthcare schemes that employers are interested in, regarding their employees. But, a system for ensuring that patients get wholesome care by their doctors.
As Dr. Gawande himself observes, things seem to have gotten out of hand since the medical community "... has now [in 2012] discovered 4,000 medical and surgical procedures. We have 6,000 drugs ..."
|Surgical Safety Checklist as seen at 15:20 in the video.|
The essence of his discovery is that we need a system in providing wholesome care for the patients, a system he found in use in the aerospace industry. A system of checklists that ensures that all the considerations needed in the treatment of a surgical patient are taken care of:
- Before induction of anaesthesia (sic)
- Before skin incision
- Before patient leaves operating room
Moral? You can't keep doing things the way they were done before. Every now and then, you need to reinvent ...