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As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. In a campaign to reduce lethal errors, thousands of hospitals introduced six key changes, including rapid-response teams, re-checks of patient medication, and new guidelines for preventing infection. The campaign estimated that, over an 18-month period, more than 100,000 lives were saved as a direct result of the program.

Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements?

A) Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
b) The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in that time period.
c) In the future, no one will die because of medical error.
d) If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died during the 18-month period due to medical error.
e) The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future.

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17 Jul 2012, 04:27
A) Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
b) The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in
that time period - "All" is stringent, get rid of it

c) In the future, no one will die because of medical error - "No" is stringent, get rid of it
d) If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died
during the 18-month period due to medical error.
e) The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future - We dont know whether it'll continue, get rid of it

Between A and D we cant say for sure if doctors and nurses were not careful..moreover "should be more careful" indicate as if fatalities arose as a result of carelessness only..we are not sure for this as well.

Left with D - it rightly says that 100,000 might have died" which is mild in its tone, and hence the answer.

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17 Jul 2012, 05:56
jaiswalamrita wrote:
A) Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
b) The campaign saved all of the people who [color=#ec008c]otherwise would have died due to medical error in
that time period - "All" is stringent, get rid of it[/color]
c) [color=#ed145b]In the future, no one will die because of medical error - "No" is stringent, get rid of it[/color]
d) If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died
during the 18-month period due to medical error.
e) The key changes initiated by the [color=#ed145b]campaign will continue to be implemented in the future - We dont know whether it'll continue, get rid of it[/color]

Between A and D we cant say for sure if doctors and nurses were not careful..moreover "should be more careful" indicate as if fatalities arose as a result of carelessness only..we are not sure for this as well.

Left with D - it rightly says that 100,000 might have died" which is mild in its tone, and hence the answer.

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all are forecasted from out of the stimulus or externally, in must be true or inference questions, we can not go beyound the stimulus boundary. Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements? tell us to choose the one basend on the above stimulus not on our judgments or considerations.

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only B and D seem close enough to be the answer.
B is incorrect in that it says, ".....ALL OF THE PEOPLE". There is no way to infer that the changes saved all of the people who would otherwise have died due to medical error in that time period.
D is the answer.
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As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. In a campaign to reduce lethal errors, thousands of hospitals introduced six key changes, including rapid-response teams, re-checks of patient medication, and new guidelines for preventing infection. The campaign estimated that, over an 18-month period, more than 100,000 lives were saved as a direct result of the program.

Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements?
(A)Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
(B)The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in that time period.
(C)In the future, no one will die because of medical error.
(D)If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died during the 18-month period due to medical error.
(E)The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future.

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06 Mar 2013, 15:41
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As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. In a campaign to reduce lethal errors, thousands of hospitals introduced six key changes, including rapid-response teams, re-checks of patient medication, and new guidelines for preventing infection. The campaign estimated that, over an 18-month period, more than 100,000 lives were saved as a direct result of the program.

Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements?
(A)Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
(B)The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in that time period.
(C)In the future, no one will die because of medical error.
(D)If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died during the 18-month period due to medical error.
(E)The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future.

Need help............

Nothing seems to be apt other than D.

Statement : X no of ppls died due to some error. So to reduce it, Plan A is implemented in t span of time which resulted in saving Y no of ppls. (where Y>X)
If you dont understand above statement, will translate below
Because of the campaign's six key changes, 100,000 lives were saved.

This also states that if at all not this plan around 100,000 would have died ( simple negative relation)

A- Doctors have nothing to do with this statement
B - "saved all of the people" -- too extreme , we dont have solid grounds to prove this
C - "No one will die" --- Too extreme, same as B but opposite
D - Correct (as explained above)
E - Will not be implemented -- we dont have any info abt this

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Hi E-Gmat,

Basic Doubt here is ,in the inference question If X cause Y. Then Not X cause Not Y. Would be a possible inference?

i consider this case to be out of scope. because argument dosent say anything about what will happen if X dosent happen.

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As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error.
I thought "due to" could only be used to modify noun.. Noun phrase..

The death of as many as 98000 people is due to .....

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This is an inference question. So we have to find out what must be true from the given statements. For example- If I make a statement that " It has been raining since the last three days". The inference would be "The last three days have not been dry". The goal here is to reduce lethal errors. Doing so 100,000 lives would be saved during an 18 month period. So the only statement that can be inferred is mentioned in answer choice "D". As for your question, this is CR - a different section; hence do not apply the SC rules here.
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