First Pages

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A Webliography for Incoming First Year Students

Book cover: BetterBetter: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance
By Atul Gawande
The incoming first year class at NU is reading Better by Atul Gawande as part of the First Pages program, which establishes a common theme for discussion among the entering class.

»More about Northeastern's First Pages program.

Interviews with and information about Dr. Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande’s Personal Website (includes links to articles, information about his books, and interviews with him)

Atul Gawande’s Work Website (Harvard School of Public Health)

Audio interview on National Public Radio (January 5, 2010 regarding his book The Checklist Manifesto)

Biographical Article (Harvard Magazine May-June 2011)

Video Interview (Charlie Rose April 2, 2009)

Video Presentation (Cleveland Clinic March 28, 2011)

Video Presentation (2011 Patient Safety Symposium)

Books by Dr. Gawande at NU Libraries

The checklist manifesto : how to get things right (2010)

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance (2007)

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science (2002)

US Government Organizations and Publications

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US Dept. of Health and Human Services)

National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Report to Congress March 2011

Mistake-Proofing the Design of Healthcare Processes Published report 2007

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patient Safety: 10 Things you can do to be a Safe Patient Published report 2011

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Websites and Publications

Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction (Mass. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Non-Profit Organizations and Reports

Center for Surgery and Public Health (Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard School of Public Health).

First Glimpse at Medical Error Rates April 25, 2011 (Sunshine Foundation)

Health Care Leaders Action Guide: Hospital Strategies for Reducing Preventable Mortality 2011 (Health Research and Educational Trust)

Improving Hospital Performance 2005 (American Hospital Association)

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (Major hospitals and healthcare organizations)

Online Patient Safety Resources (National Patient Safety Foundation) (World Health Organization

State Medical Boards Fail to Discipline Doctors with Hospital Actions Against Them March 2011 (Public Citizen)


About the First Pages program at Northeastern

For more information about First Pages, please contact Lauren Pouchak at (617) 373-7217

For information about library resources, please contact at (617) 373-3344 or at (617) 373-5322.

Previous "First Pages" Books

Zeitoun by David Eggers (2010)

Beautiful Boy: a father’s journey through his son’s addiction by David Sheff (2009)

Three cups of tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (2008)

Easter Rising by Michael Patrick MacDonald (2007)

Mountains beyond mountains by Tracy Kidder (2006)

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