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A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort and expense of unnecessary tests. One who is not thorough enough is likely to miss some serious problem and therefore give the patient a false sense of security. It is difficult for physicians to judge exactly how thorough they should be. Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

2. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Not all medical tests entail significant discomfort.
(B) Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill.
(C) Some patients refuse to accept a physician’s assurance that the patient is healthy.
(D) The more complete the series of tests performed in a medical checkup, the more likely it is that a rare disease, if present, will be discovered.
(E) Physicians can eliminate the need to order certain tests by carefully questioning patients and rejecting some possibilities on that basis.

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01 Oct 2007, 12:00
eyunni wrote:
A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort and expense of unnecessary tests. One who is not thorough enough is likely to miss some serious problem and therefore give the patient a false sense of security. It is difficult for physicians to judge exactly how thorough they should be. Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

2. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Not all medical tests entail significant discomfort.
(B) Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill.
(C) Some patients refuse to accept a physician’s assurance that the patient is healthy.
(D) The more complete the series of tests performed in a medical checkup, the more likely it is that a rare disease, if present, will be discovered.
(E) Physicians can eliminate the need to order certain tests by carefully questioning patients and rejecting some possibilities on that basis.

Please explain your answers.

B gives a reason why heatlhy people should not go for check ups because due to lack of physicians's expertise (or whatever) - the unnecessary tests advised (due to the doctor's being over diligent) will make the patient ill.
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01 Oct 2007, 12:11
eyunni wrote:
A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort and expense of unnecessary tests. One who is not thorough enough is likely to miss some serious problem and therefore give the patient a false sense of security. It is difficult for physicians to judge exactly how thorough they should be. Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

2. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Not all medical tests entail significant discomfort.
(B) Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill.
(C) Some patients refuse to accept a physician’s assurance that the patient is healthy.
(D) The more complete the series of tests performed in a medical checkup, the more likely it is that a rare disease, if present, will be discovered.
(E) Physicians can eliminate the need to order certain tests by carefully questioning patients and rejecting some possibilities on that basis.

Please explain your answers.

I pick D.

The passage states "not being thorough" gives the patient a sense of false security. Therefore, being thorough would possible expose serious ailments if present even though they may cause discomfort and additional expenses.
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01 Oct 2007, 12:20
i think its B..it clearly supports d conclusion.
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01 Oct 2007, 17:44
Wow..this took me a whille.
My pick is B.
Conclusions states: it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

B states- Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill. THUS, IT IS UNWISE FOR PATIENT TO HAVE MED CHECK UPS WHEN THEY DON'E FEEL ILL. Because a lengthy test ( due to various reasons) can actually end up making the patinet ill.
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11 Oct 2007, 20:09
i got B.. what is the OA?
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11 Oct 2007, 20:23
eyunni wrote:
A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort and expense of unnecessary tests. One who is not thorough enough is likely to miss some serious problem and therefore give the patient a false sense of security. It is difficult for physicians to judge exactly how thorough they should be. Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

2. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Not all medical tests entail significant discomfort.
(B) Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill.
(C) Some patients refuse to accept a physician’s assurance that the patient is healthy.
(D) The more complete the series of tests performed in a medical checkup, the more likely it is that a rare disease, if present, will be discovered.
(E) Physicians can eliminate the need to order certain tests by carefully questioning patients and rejecting some possibilities on that basis.

Please explain your answers.

Definitely B. Supports "don't go to the doctor."

A C D E: Supports "go to the doctor"
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16 Oct 2007, 14:28
"B"

after re-reading this closely...I would have to to with B.
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16 Oct 2007, 14:38
I am going with B
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16 Oct 2007, 17:16
also for B,

B implies that patient can become ill because of check up.

A, C, D, E imply that check up is not harmful, either neutral or beneficial.
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16 Oct 2007, 19:19
eyunni wrote:
A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort and expense of unnecessary tests. One who is not thorough enough is likely to miss some serious problem and therefore give the patient a false sense of security. It is difficult for physicians to judge exactly how thorough they should be. Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

2. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Not all medical tests entail significant discomfort.
(B) Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill.
(C) Some patients refuse to accept a physician’s assurance that the patient is healthy.
(D) The more complete the series of tests performed in a medical checkup, the more likely it is that a rare disease, if present, will be discovered.
(E) Physicians can eliminate the need to order certain tests by carefully questioning patients and rejecting some possibilities on that basis.

Please explain your answers.

>>Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

its B that supports this the most!
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17 Oct 2007, 04:57
OA is B.
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17 Oct 2007, 09:34
eyunni wrote:
A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort and expense of unnecessary tests. One who is not thorough enough is likely to miss some serious problem and therefore give the patient a false sense of security. It is difficult for physicians to judge exactly how thorough they should be. Therefore, it is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill.

2. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Not all medical tests entail significant discomfort.
(B) Sometimes unnecessary medical tests cause healthy people to become ill.
(C) Some patients refuse to accept a physician’s assurance that the patient is healthy.
(D) The more complete the series of tests performed in a medical checkup, the more likely it is that a rare disease, if present, will be discovered.
(E) Physicians can eliminate the need to order certain tests by carefully questioning patients and rejecting some possibilities on that basis.

Please explain your answers.

I would say B.

P:Too thorough = discomfort and unn. tests.
P: Not thorough= miss something.
P: Diff. to J.
C: No tests when not ill.

Support the C.

A: weakens.
C: irrelevant
D: Severly weakens

I was kinda stuck btwn E and B. Reading through the conclusion again, we are looking for why med. tests are unnecessary. E shows a way that med tests can be avoided, but not why they are unnecessary or perhaps harmful.

B is much stronger than E. B says that unn. med tests can lead to this bad result. Thus, supporting the C.
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