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Mechanic, David 1936-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 362 publications in 3 languages and 16,384 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: RA395.A3, 362.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Mechanic
Mental health and social policy by David Mechanic( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the need for mental health efforts
Medical sociology: a selective view by David Mechanic( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about health care : why reform is not working in America by David Mechanic( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While money has always had a place in medical care, "big money" and the quest for profits has become dominant, making meaningful reforms difficult to achieve. Mechanic acknowledges that railing against these influences, which are here to stay, can achieve only so much
Students under stress; a study in the social psychology of adaptation by David Mechanic( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students' reactions to preliminary Ph.D. examinations are investigated in this study examining responses to stress and techniques of adaptation. The applications of stress in a social science context are discussed and elements of successful social adaptation are examined. A study of 20 graduate students taking departmental written examinations suggests that these exams represent not only an academic challenge but also a challenge to self-esteem, and affect the future role of a professional. The way in which students and faculty communicate with one another is considered an important aspect of understanding how students deal with the examination situation. It is suggested that the student's exposure to the examination process, his physical location, his position in the student communication structure, and his exposure to more advanced graduate students will determine anxiety and coping reactions. Extensive investigation was made of how students allocated their time prior to exams. Interactional, cognitive, and defense modes of coping are discussed. The effect of the exams on students' families are considered and students' reactions to passing and failing are documented. It is concluded that an individual's stress reaction to a situation is dependent on the extent to which means can or cannot easily be employed to reverse the challenge, the duration of the experience, and the individual's involvement in the situation. Each of these factors will influence the manner in which an individual adapts to stress. (Sf)
Future issues in health care : social policy and the rationing of medical services by David Mechanic( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers the people and the policies involved in the health arena in such a way that our full range of social and poli- tical options becomes clear. Aware that financial problems tend to dominate all other considerations, it presents an analytical sche- me that encompasses both long- and short-term approaches to some of the most crucial areas of health care concern: Problems of cost- containment, patient attitudes towards the medical marketplace - and how to change them, behavioral models in health education, problems of the mentally ill, the aged, and other requiring long- term care
Politics, medicine, and social science by David Mechanic( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of health, health care, and the health professions( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public expectations and health care; essays on the changing organization of health services by David Mechanic( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A right to health : the problem of access to primary medical care by Charles E Lewis( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of bureaucratic medicine : an inquiry into the dynamics of patient behavior and the organization of medical care by David Mechanic( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applications of social science to clinical medicine and health policy( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From advocacy to allocation : the evolving American health care system by David Mechanic( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painful choices : research and essays on health care by David Mechanic( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in medical sociology( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pain and disability : clinical, behavioral, and public policy perspectives by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints
Inescapable decisions : the imperatives of health reform by David Mechanic( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Expensive and sometimes dangerous procedures of unknown efficacy are used excessively and often inappropriately, while many basic preventive and primary care services remain unavailable to those who need them the most. This incredibly complex system of care operates in an environment of heavy-handed rules and regulations and enormous waste of resources. Mechanic argues for a transformation of the medical paradigm, including how health affairs are addressed. Strategies for preventing illness and limiting disabilities are needed for both communities and individuals. He maintains that health care costs cannot be brought under control without a budgetary ceiling. Such limitations offer the most realistic, appropriate, and nonintrusive way to allocate services. Mechanic shows that much of the neglect of sick and disadvantaged populations results from an approach to health and welfare issues that encourages fragmentation of services. The goal of a workable health system is now a national priority. Inescapable Decisions illustrates how to forge a better, more caring system that will be adaptive to future problems, one that brings the disadvantaged into the mainstream of health concerns. This path-breaking book will be of wide interest to health care officials, policymakers, and professionals in social welfare
The Future of mental health services research( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symptoms, illness behavior, and help-seeking( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental health and social policy : beyond managed care by David Mechanic( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Mechanic takes a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and social policy, and includes important new epidemiological studies, controlled clinical trials, and other investigations that inform the new thrust for evidence-based mental health services
 
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The truth about health care : why reform is not working in America
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Languages
English (217)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

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The truth about health care : why reform is not working in AmericaPain and disability : clinical, behavioral, and public policy perspectivesMental health and social policy : beyond managed care