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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2010, 08:14
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Conclusion: It is generally unwise for patients to have medical checkups when they do not feel ill, becasue some doctors might precribe you to unnecessary tests and those tests will make you discomfortable and spend money.

B is correct.



I'll still go with B
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2010, 20:37
I change my answer back to A LOL. A attacks both the premises :-) Read it once again.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2010, 20:39
I do not know which one to choose,

I am hesitant to pick C because, inability by patients to judge the feel of thoroughness does not mean that they will not feel discomfort or extra expense. It is quite possible that even they do not know whether check up is through or not, extra touching them and extra look up will still cause discomfort and expenses...

Which one is OA?
I am hesitant to pick any choice.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2010, 13:37
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I do not know which one to choose,

I am hesitant to pick C because, inability by patients to judge the feel of thoroughness does not mean that they will not feel discomfort or extra expense. It is quite possible that even they do not know whether check up is through or not, extra touching them and extra look up will still cause discomfort and expenses...

Which one is OA?
I am hesitant to pick any choice.



choose B :)

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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 19:40
To all the members,
Please provide the OA in reasonable time. Otherwise it is frustrating to spend effort without knowing the actual answer.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 21:13
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To all the members,
Please provide the OA in reasonable time. Otherwise it is frustrating to spend effort without knowing the actual answer.



You are so right Tarun .. This is a problem with almost all the posts from Noboru. We can request moderators to pay attention to such cases ..
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 17:36
A for me.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 03:18
OA is A.

For me, if there is any possibility that having a medical checkup is wise (according to A, it is), that weakens the argument both when the patient is ill and when it´s not.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 03:20
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To all the members,
Please provide the OA in reasonable time. Otherwise it is frustrating to spend effort without knowing the actual answer.



You are so right Tarun .. This is a problem with almost all the posts from Noboru. We can request moderators to pay attention to such cases ..


I think that I have posted OA in all my posts, but if not, just let me know in I'll do it.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 05:00
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OA is A.

For me, if there is any possibility that having a medical checkup is wise (according to A, it is), that weakens the argument both when the patient is ill and when it´s not.
Hope that helped.



Still not convinced with OA.

Some one please help or let me know why not B
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 05:02
noboru wrote:
sandeepuc wrote:
tarun wrote:
To all the members,
Please provide the OA in reasonable time. Otherwise it is frustrating to spend effort without knowing the actual answer.



You are so right Tarun .. This is a problem with almost all the posts from Noboru. We can request moderators to pay attention to such cases ..


I think that I have posted OA in all my posts, but if not, just let me know in I'll do it.



Hi,

No one is pointing on you, whether you posted the OA or not.
Its being said for every one, including me/you and all other members.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 06:35
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OA is A.

For me, if there is any possibility that having a medical checkup is wise (according to A, it is), that weakens the argument both when the patient is ill and when it´s not.
Hope that helped.


Noboru,

are you quite certain that you've posted the argument and each answer choice correctly and entirely? If so, then what is the original source of this question? As I wrote above, none of the choices, as posted, are correct.

Because the conclusion is:

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


choice A cannot possibly weaken unless we assume that early stage disease = not feeling ill.

...And of course, on the GMAT, you will never have to make any assumptions in order to justify the correct answer. If one truly feels choice A is correct, one should explain how it is correct even though it doesn't relate to the conclusion!

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Still not convinced with OA.

Some one please help or let me know why not B


I explained why choice B is incorrect in my post above--if you seek further elaboration, then let me know.
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 06:49
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Still not convinced with OA.

Some one please help or let me know why not B


I explained why choice B is incorrect in my post above--if you seek further elaboration, then let me know.[/quote]


Gottcha...

But still I didn;t like the question. If B goes out, D/E are same and can be easily ruled out, remaining b/w A & C. I'll choose A only.

But this doesn;t make sense.

Source please?
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 07:03
Testluv wrote:

Hopefully, noboru will shed some light here.


Ya, I'm waiting for reply from "noboru"
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 10:05
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 13:54
Hi all,

This is a LSAT question. Actually is part of a two question passage.
For me, A weakens the argument because it states that having a checkup it is sometimes good.

Here it is again, Copy and Pasted directly from the exam:

SECTION IV
Time 35 minutes 25 Questions
Directions: The questions in this section are based on the reasoning contained in brief statements or passages...
Questions 1-2
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.
1. Which one of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument in the passage?
(A) Some serious diseases in their early stages have symptoms that physicians can readily detect.
(B) Under the pressure of reduced reimbursements, physicians have been reducing the average amount of time they spend on each medical checkup.
(C) Patients not medically trained are unable to judge foe themselves what degree of thoroughness is appropriate for physicians in conducting medical checkups.
(D) Many people are financially unable to afford regular medical checkups.
(E) Some physicians sometimes exercise exactly the right degree of thoroughness in performing a medical checkup.

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.

1. OA A
2. OA B
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Re: physician who is too thorough [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 17:40
IMO A
Conclusion is that regular checkups are not required as physicians may not be thorough
to weaken the argument A states that physicians can detect certain diseases (without being thorough) B,C,D do not weaken the argument and E is limited in scope

What is the OA
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