Scenario: MEDICAL ADVANCES

August 6, 2012

in Positive Events

Medical advances provide cures and/or treatments for most common death and illness threats (cancer, heart disease, infectious disease, stroke). This will improve the health level of the general population and extend life expectancy. Medical advances also have the potential to improve health beyond just handling disease and restore tissues and organs to optimal levels or even create new improved levels of functionality.

Examine some of the known VARIATIONS:

  • Cures and treatments for diseases
  • Advanced death prevention processes
  • Delay of the aging process
  • Regeneration of tissues and organs
  • Augmentation of body functions

Analyze possible IMPACTS:

  • Less disease
  • Longer lifespan
  • Improved health
  • Expanded ability
  • Impact on health care expense unclear – there could be an associated decline in expense due to increased health, but advanced procedures could also push costs higher.

Select applicable CONTINGENCY PLANS:

  • Health Improvement plan
  • Knowledge Management plan
  • Retirement plan
  • Self Sufficiency plan

Begin assembling a contingency plan for the MEDICAL ADVANCES scenario.

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