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“We understand disease, we devise effective therapies, and then there’s the question of how to ensure the therapies are effectively used. ... Almost no one invests much money in the science of checking up and following to see whether doctors and nurses do what they’re supposed to do.”

Atul Gawande, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a staff writer for The New Yorker, speaking Nov. 13 in McCosh 10 on “Mediocrity and Its Causes: A Surgeon’s Notes on Medical Performance.”