Atul Gawande: On Dressing For Tennis (And Payment Reform)

Influential surgeon, writer and thinker Atul Gawande was at WBUR today and spoke eloquently about the great political, financial and emotional obstacles facing health care reform during the program "On Point." (He said we're in the midst of a "fight for the soul" of health care in the U.S.)

I caught up with Dr. Gawande after the show and asked him to provide some motivational words to get people to exercise (he looks pretty fit, and I assumed he'd share with me his detailed, daily workout routine.) I was wrong. Turns out even the guy the president turns to for deep thinking on health care has trouble motivating himself to get out there and break a sweat. You can listen to his response here, but there's a catch: first, you must hear what he has to say about payment reform in Massachusetts.

This program aired on January 4, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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