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Doctor Nation

The Armchair Diagnostician, Healthcare Crowdfunding Game
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With the never ending popularity of medical sleuthing dramas, and the cyberchondriac nature of a WebMD population, and the ability of a good social game to generate billions in revenues, the time has come to create the next social gaming craze, educate the population and fund healthcare -- all at the same time!

Sourced directly from the nation's doctor offices and hospitals (with proper privacy protection), players receive lists of reported symptoms, scans and test for new patients, and try to diagnose them and come up with treatment options. Players compete for access to harder and harder cases, with optional freemium style buying of harder cases and access to online medical encyclopedias, with all proceeds going into Medicare

theircompetitor, Jan 30 2013

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       Being the hypochondriac that I am, I would play. Love to solve medical mysteries. +
blissmiss, Jan 30 2013
  

       [+] Nice idea. May be needs some tweaks to ensure doctors can't use the information to do their homework. Must be exciting to find casually your own case and solving it: "Oh, I need a pace maker"
piluso, Jan 30 2013
  

       hippa-riffic [+]
swimswim, Jan 30 2013
  

       I'm going with a diagnosis of delusions or grandeur and persecution.
UnaBubba, Jan 30 2013
  

       I know lots of people who suffer from those, [bella].
UnaBubba, Jan 31 2013
  

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       Is this a realtime thing in parallel with professional diagnosis & treatment, or an after-the-fact thing. The former'd be the most fun of course.
FlyingToaster, Jan 31 2013
  

       Sorry. I've never been able to stand Doctor Who. For it to be interesting it would have to be more like Iain M. Banks's Culture series.
UnaBubba, Jan 31 2013
  

       oh, definitely in-parallel, [FlyingToaster] :)   

       <Obligatory> Who is Doctor Who? </DoctorWho>   

       My teenager swears by the new iteration. I vaguely recall the old show, mostly as low budget?
theircompetitor, Jan 31 2013
  
      
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