“The society will be better with less hospitals.”
This will let us be free from iatrogenic diseases that are rampant among both developed and developing countries.
Question: Which society is more advanced, A or B?
Society A: You are hospitalized in a big hospital with fully computerized equipment and diagnosed by huge medical machines such as MRI and PET and your cancer is resected by laser. Then, your cancer disappeared. After the operation the highly trained oncologist with PhD advises you to take molecular target cancer drugs to prevent the recurrence.
Society B: A medical practitioner visits you at home and sits down in front of you. The practitioner looks at your face and reads your hand lines like a palmist, claps his/her hands three times and chants mantras for five minutes. Then, your cancer truly disappeared. To prevent the recurrence you are recommended to drink a cup of special herbal tea every other day.
You probably have answered Society A. Medical utopia is not Society A, but Society B. The society with less hospitals-"Dehospitalized Society"- is our goal. Let's name our better world "Dehospitalized Society". This society has minimized the number of hospitals for emergency and for surgical operation. Half of the hospitals specializing in internal medicine will be obsolete.
At last medical science fiction is coming true because iPS Cell can realize it. If you cut your finger off by accident, you can regain your finger by technology of iPS cell. This all will become available in the near future; at the most 20 years from now. The versatile applications of iPS Cell aggressively being researched in Japan are dizzyingly wonderful. The final achievement of a "Dehospitalized Society" will be within 50 years.
Although the way to a "Dehospitalized Society" seems very far, it is not so far away as you might think, thanks to iPS Cell. This is not thanks to magic, but to true science (The researcher of iPS Cell was awarded by Nobel Prize in 2012). Please realize now we are standing at the threshold of a "Dehospitalized Society". In the "Dehospitalized Society", we will suffer from much less iatrogenic diseases and we can enjoy much healthier and more vigorous life.
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