Essay about Analysis of Better by Atul Gawande

876 Words Oct 8th, 2008 4 Pages
ow much do you really want to make? Many would love to make millions of dollars and do nothing to earn it. However, there are many who could care less about how much they make, and view it as a necessity for living and not as a luxury. Doctors come to a standstill when they are asked how much they make or would like to make. In a section of Atul Gawande’s novel, “Piecework,” he gives the reader a life lesson on how doing right in the medical field can be extensive and expensive. One must consider all the factors that go into a medical decision before assuming the worse. Atul Gawande sees the medical profession more as a business rather than actual healing. Today doctors get so caught up in mess of how much a particular surgery should …show more content…
Can one really put a price on surgery? Gawande did the math and estimated that he could make up to $500,000 a year based upon his work week and the extensiveness of his desired surgeries. However, there are always those patients who refuse to be insured and cannot pay for most surgeries. Gawande states this because this is when a doctor has to decide between being a healer or a business man. Doctors quickly learn that how much money they make does not necessarily have to deal with

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