Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?
Isn’t Atul Gawande captivating in this TED talk! I totally agree with his Cowboys versus Pit Crews analogy. Even in dentistry, greater success can be assured when a team of people are arriving at a complete diagnosis and then co-coordinating the care they all provide to arrive at a healthier patient. During my career I participated in a pit crew of a periodontist, prosthodontist, orthodontist and endodontist who all worked together in a coordinated fashion to carry out a multi-disciplinary treatment plan. That was always the most rewarding experience: to see the outcome of that type of coordinated care.