Medical Care When The Lights Are Out

David Trammel's picture

Interesting article from a real doctor on what medical care will be like in the Long Descent

He doesn't call it that, but its noteable that he says

"We tend to think of collapse scenarios as abrupt, but through history they have often occurred in slow motion. One could argue that our health care system is already in a state of partial, ongoing collapse, especially since 2009. Anyone currently working in that sector knows it, as from a boots-on-the-ground, practical standpoint the PPACA may have actually reduced effective access to care and utilization and has engendered a rather unique set of patient and provider survival skills for the prevailing medical landscape that share commonality with the grid down world. The most important of those are mental, emotional and psychological. Long wait times, restricted access to providers, high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, third-party bureaucracy, system consolidation (i.e Aetna + CVS) and increasing use of non-physician providers (not a denigration of them, so please no hate mail, I love my NP) are all potential barriers to care that have parallels in the austere environment. Developing skills for self-care and outright avoidance of the system are increasingly necessary, as things are inexorably getting worse, and it’s not just domestic. The Gray Lady just outlined slo-mo collapse of health care in China."

The comments are worth checking out too.

Blueberry's picture

Just in case your goldfish get sick one should have medical supplies to treat the poor little things. Camping Surivival has a complete line of antibiotics for your fish and pet birds. You can purchase supplies on line from the big online store like ph test strips and AZO products for yeast infection and Uti. These can also be found at some Dollartree and Dollar general stores. Super glue can be used to hold skin in place from a big cut or you can purchase the vet stuff online from the same big store. So long as things hold together I will go see my NP every 6 month. I will take my animals to the vet he also make farm calls for large animals. If the apple pie hits the fan I know that my goldfish will be happy. PLEASE GO GET TRAINING FOR THE WELL BEING OF YOUR GOLDFISH

Medicinal uses not included but still interesting..


ADDED: Medieval Medicine for women plus cosmetics

Herbs and salves and eyeshadow, oh my!