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Health

2018.03.18

Healthcare General Strategy

Relief

Soothe the negative effects of the sickness.

Without relief, sick people suffer the active effects and remnants of the sickness.

Healing

Remove the persistent elements of the sickness.

Without healing, sick people continue to suffer the underlying effects of the sickness.

Prevention

Resolve the root cause of the sickness.

Without prevention, people fall into sickness again and again.

Problem Detection

Symptoms

Sick patients describe their abnormal or painful experiences, of which their specific details can be probably linked to particular health conditions.

Routine Check-up

Patients undergo regular tests as prescribed the general population or a special series of tests based on the patient's long-term medical history.

Contextual Evaluation

Patients describe or send device data about what activities they have been doing in which environments. Special tests may be prescribed based on the patient's recent activity history.

Problem Trajectory

Health problems can be addressed in a number of general ways.

Immediate Care: Deep cuts, hard bruises, poisoning, fainting, and concussions demand immediate medical attention that may progress into surgery or special drugs.

Mild Recovery: Occasional sneezing and itching are mild, common symptoms that are expected to pass with the strength of the body's natural immune response.

Attentive Recovery: Physical soreness and the common cold are usually addressed with plenty of rest and hydration. Such light/moderate health conditions require some active recovery effort by the patient to avoid worsening the problem.

Simple Cure: Small paper cuts can be cleaned, covered with ointment, then bandaged. Wood slivers can be removed with clean tweezers. Some bacterial infections can be cured quickly by ingesting or applying certain antibiotics. Dehydration headaches can be resolved by drinking water. Fatigue and strange body symptoms may simply require healthier nutrition through a stronger diet supplemented by multivitamins.

Complex Cure: Complex conditions may be from a foreign physical substance (ex. glass, shrapnel), a foreign biological agent (virus/bacteria/bug), a damaged body state (ex. broken bone, pinched nerve), an abnormal body state (ex. cancer), an over-reacting immune system (allergy), or a mental-neural issue (ex. anxiety).

Accommodation: Physical handicaps may affect the arms, legs, ears, eyes and more. When it is not possible to biologically recover to a normal condition, artificial devices such as bionic arms, wheelchairs, hearing aids, and visual visors may be provided.

Long-term Relief: Allergies can persist for a lifetime, usually causing mild and moderate discomfort when triggered with certain substances. The same applies to health conditions that have no known cure yet; chronic conditions such as asthma and arthritis which cause breathing difficulty and joint pain, respectively. When it is not possible to cure these conditions or when the cure takes a long time to work, special drugs should be provided to soften the body's reaction and soothe the discomfort in the meanwhile.