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Through these papers and essays selected from his own writings Dr. Mechanic examines from a sociological perspective the physical and mental problems in the health care system today. Despite an effort to weave the parts together, there are repetitions from time to time, incongruities rarely, and lack of smoothness here and there. Nevertheless the individual essays—especially the early ones—show a broad understanding of the subject, and they are supported by large, well-chosen lists of references.
Among the topics are the various social functions of medical care, how health services are used by the public, and how medicine should be more
Public Expectations and Health Care. Essays on the Changing Organization of Health Services.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:622. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-622_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):622.
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