Making systems work is the great task of my generation of physicians and scientists. But I would go further and say that making systems work — whether in healthcare, education, climate change, making a pathway out of poverty — is the great task of our generation as a whole.

Atul Gawande

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Source: "How Do We Heal Medicine?" TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by surgeon and public health journalist Atul Gawande means that creating a well-functioning system is the key to fixing what's wrong with healthcare, as well as other complex and problematic systems of today's society, such as education, the environment, and wealth distribution. Moreover, it is our duty to make these systems work. The quote is from Gawande's TED Talk about the necessity to fix the healthcare system. Watch the full TED Talk here: Atul Gawande - How Do We Heal Medicine?
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