Atul Gawande suggests that, when it comes to physicians, we need fewer cowboys and more pit crews

Dr. Aaron Carroll agrees and believes that “we as physicians imagine ourselves as heroes working individually, instead of as part of a team, perhaps in a more supporting role. I think there’s something to this, but it’s only a part of it. We in medicine are obsessed with the new. Whether it’s the latest drug, the newest procedure, or the latest homeopathic cure, we are sure that the thing that’s going to make everything better is just around the corner. This focus, however, means that we spend too little time fixing what we already have. Take asthma. It’s not like we don’t know how to care for it; we’ve known for quite some time. Read More from Aaron Carroll’s blog.