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Product Description: The exact definition of "madness" remains elusive. There are difficulties in distinguishing the criminal from the mad or, more euphemistically, the mentally ill. Controversy has centered on the frightening potential possessed by the state to deprive of his rights the individual officially classified as mad...read more
By David Mechanic (introduced by)

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9781412810579 | Transaction Pub, October 31, 2009, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: The exact definition of "madness" remains elusive.

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Product Description: The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate. Despite expenditures of 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, and growing substantially each year, services remain fragmented and poorly coordinated, and more than 46 million people are uninsured...read more

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9780813538877 | Rutgers Univ Pr, September 25, 2006, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate.

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9780813543529 | Rutgers Univ Pr, March 30, 2008, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate.

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Product Description: ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable...read more

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9780205922437 | 6 pck pap/ edition (Prentice Hall, February 13, 2013), cover price $141.67 | About this edition: ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN.
9780205545933 | 5th edition (Prentice Hall, May 30, 2007), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: The fifth edition text of Mental Health and Social Policy takes a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and social policy.

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Product Description: Health care delivery in the United States is an enormously complex enterprise, and its $1.6 trillion annual expenditures involve a host of competing interests. While arguably the nation offers among the most technologically advanced medical care in the world, the American system consistently under performs relative to its resources...read more
By David C. Colby (editor), David Mechanic (editor) and Lynn B. Rogut (editor)

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9780813535777 | Rutgers Univ Pr, May 25, 2005, cover price $62.00 | About this edition: Health care delivery in the United States is an enormously complex enterprise, and its $1.

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9780813535784 | Rutgers Univ Pr, May 25, 2005, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Health care delivery in the United States is an enormously complex enterprise, and its $1.

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Product Description: Just a few years ago there was much optimism that the American health care system would be reformed and that we would have a system of universal insurance entitlement with few people uninsured. The realization that full mental health benefits would only be financially acceptable within a managed care framework suggests the importance of managed care as an instrument for achieving broader coverage at an acceptable cost...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780205269938 | 4 sub edition (Allyn & Bacon, October 1, 1998), cover price $111.40 | About this edition: Just a few years ago there was much optimism that the American health care system would be reformed and that we would have a system of universal insurance entitlement with few people uninsured.

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Product Description: Discussions of managed care are dominated by emotion and rhetoric and failure to differentiate among the varying structures, approaches, and strategies that are called managed care. These discussions rarely take account of the complexity of the arena or the failures of mental health systems prior to the introduction of managed care...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By David Mechanic (editor)

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9780787914295 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, June 1, 1998, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Discussions of managed care are dominated by emotion and rhetoric and failure to differentiate among the varying structures, approaches, and strategies that are called managed care.

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Product Description: Specialized psychiatric units in general hospitals have become the primary source of acute psychiatric care in the United States. Given their importance, it is remarkable how little we really know about these units' treatment and rehabilitation practices...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By David Mechanic (editor)

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9780787998523 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, March 15, 1997, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Specialized psychiatric units in general hospitals have become the primary source of acute psychiatric care in the United States.

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Product Description: Inescapable Decisions examines the disarray in the American health care system and proposes major corrective strategies. Mechanic shows that the high-technology interventionist type of medicine commonly practiced in the United States has lost its sense of priorities and balance...read more

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9781560001218 | Transaction Pub, October 1, 1993, cover price $50.95 | About this edition: Inescapable Decisions examines the disarray in the American health care system and proposes major corrective strategies.

Product Description: First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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9781560321408 | Routledge, October 1, 1990, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: First published in 1990.

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Product Description: More than ever, society faces painful choices in the allocation of resources for health care. How it makes these choices, and how wise they are, will determine the quality and character of health care for years to come. David Mechanic examines existing and impending dilemmas the American health care system must manage as it confronts these choices...read more

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9780887382581 | Transaction Pub, April 1, 1989, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: More than ever, society faces painful choices in the allocation of resources for health care.

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Product Description: Pain--it is the most common complaint presented to physicians. Yet pain is subjective--it cannot be measured directly and is difficult to validate. Evaluating claims based on pain poses major problems for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other disability insurers...read more

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9780309037372 | Natl Academy Pr, May 1, 1987, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Pain--it is the most common complaint presented to physicians.

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Product Description: Book by
By David Mechanic (editor)

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9781555429447 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, February 1, 1987, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: Book by Aiken, Linda H.

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9780813511498 | Rutgers Univ Pr, October 1, 1986, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Book by Aiken, Linda H.

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Product Description: perfect condition

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9780029208601 | Free Pr, February 1, 1986, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: perfect condition

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Product Description: This provocative collectiion of twenty-nine readings introduces major issues and differing perspectives on health, health care, and social policy, drawing on contributions from sociologists, psychiatrists and other physicians, and behavioral and biological scientists.
By David Mechanic (editor)

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9780029207000 | Free Pr, January 1, 1980, cover price $16.95 | also contains Susan Seddon Boulet: The Goddess Paintings | About this edition: This provocative collectiion of twenty-nine readings introduces major issues and differing perspectives on health, health care, and social policy, drawing on contributions from sociologists, psychiatrists and other physicians, and behavioral and biological scientists.

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Considers the people and politics involved in the American health care system with special emphasis on financial concerns, proposing methods for systematically allocating increasingly more expensive and specialized diagnostic and therapeutic services

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9780029207109 | Free Pr, March 1, 1979, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Considers the people and politics involved in the American health care system with special emphasis on financial concerns, proposing methods for systematically allocating increasingly more expensive and specialized diagnostic and therapeutic services

Hardcover:

9780299074708 | Reprint edition (Univ of Wisconsin Pr, May 1, 1978), cover price $20.00

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9780299074746 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, May 1, 1978, cover price $10.95 | also contains Busy Kids Learn the Alphabet

Hardcover:

9780029207208 | 2 edition (Free Pr, March 1, 1978), cover price $29.95 | also contains Guitar Studies: Grade 2

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