Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Grand Rounds

The latest Grand Rounds is up, and my the Gawande kerfuffle piece is included, along with one of Jim Hu's responses.

I find it interesting (dismaying?) that so many folks read the article with such an uncritical eye. I had no idea that Gawande was "a hero" to many. I can see that he would be viewed as a radical reformer in a profession somewhat desperately in need of reform... but there are ways to go about it, and ways not to. There's a difference between working towards change and being a spoiler.

1 comment:

Sheik Yerbootie said...

Madman also called your blog "Oasis of Insanity" which is more...well, let's just leave it at that shall we?

You want my thoughts on the Kerfuffle? Leave performance bell curves to engineers who know how to use them properly. Stick to straight performance stats to judge who is worthy and who isn't in terms of medical outcomes.

Congrats on being noticed and appreciated for your thoughts. WHOO HOO!!