While comparing summer “must read” lists, a friend suggested I pick up a copy of “Good to Great” (Jim Collins, Harper Collins 2001). My friend argued the premise of this book (that companies and indivi-duals who leap from “good to great” follow a consistent formula) has important implications in medicine.
Go to a grand rounds or medical conference and listen. What do you hear? In most discussions of patient care, clinicians relate compelling anecdotes typically beginning with “I once had a patient who…” Fill in the blank.