Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Aug 2014, 01:19

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 286
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 339 [0], given: 19

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 19:40
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

80% (01:40) correct 20% (00:51) wrong based on 173 sessions
Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of physicians, patients must sometimes
wait hours in the emergency room to see a doctor. Nurses should therefore perform initial
examinations in hospital emergency rooms to determine which patients merit immediate
treatment and which can wait until the emergency physicians have more time to see them.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above is based?
A) Hospitals should expand their medical staffs.
b) Physicians cannot be trained to perform initial examinations themselves.
c) Emergency rooms will run more smoothly if initial examinations are performed.
d) Hospitals are always fully staffed with nurses.
e) Nurses are competent to judge the severity of patients’ conditions.


Main CR Qs link - Main link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Location: New Delhi, India
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 25 [1] , given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR - Assumptions - -# 4 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2012, 07:54
1
This post received
KUDOS
mohankumarbd wrote:
Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of physicians, patients must sometimes
wait hours in the emergency room to see a doctor. Nurses should therefore perform initial
examinations in hospital emergency rooms to determine which patients merit immediate
treatment and which can wait until the emergency physicians have more time to see them.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above is based?
A) Hospitals should expand their medical staffs.
b) Physicians cannot be trained to perform initial examinations themselves.
c) Emergency rooms will run more smoothly if initial examinations are performed.
d) Hospitals are always fully staffed with nurses.
e) Nurses are competent to judge the severity of patients’ conditions.


Main CR Qs link - Main link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html

right ans clearly boils down to D or E

By negating option D=> Hospitals are not always fully staffed with nurses.
This means that in a given series of discrete days there is a possibility that in one, or more, or all days the nurses are not fully staffed, but it does not necessarily mean that they are always understaffed. It sure does affect the argument to a certain extent, but lesser than the impact caused by negating E.

By negating E=> The nurses are not competant to judge the severity of the patient's condition.
This totally nullifies the conclusion, suggesting the possibility that there will be instances where low priority patients are attended to prior to critical cases.

Now weigh the impacts of negating D & E and you will see negating E does more damage to the conclusion
_________________

Best
Vaibhav

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, Thanks

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1726
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 275 [0], given: 109

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR - Assumptions - -# 4 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2012, 00:11
+1 E

My explanations are in red and blue:

mohankumarbd wrote:
A) Hospitals should expand their medical staffs. - The argument doesn't talk about the number of doctors and nurses. Out of scope.
b) Physicians cannot be trained to perform initial examinations themselves. - Opposite. The doctors need help in the initial examinations.
c) Emergency rooms will run more smoothly if initial examinations are performed. - Opposite. The initial examinations are currently performed by the doctors. That's why the help of the nurses will make the examination of the patients faster.
d) Hospitals are always fully staffed with nurses. - Not necessary. Use the negation technique. Also, each word counts: the word "fully" is not necessary.
e) Nurses are competent to judge the severity of patients’ conditions. - BINGO


Main CR Qs link - Main link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html

_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Nov 2008
Posts: 70
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 1

Re: Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 10:23
The conclusion is that nurses should examine patients to determine which
deserve to be seen first by the doctors. The basis for this claim is that hospitals
lack adequate numbers of physicians.
(A) The idea of having nurses make the initial examination does not depend on
increasing the medical staff.
(B) The main premise for the conclusion was that patients ended up waiting due
to an undersupply of doctors. There weren't enough doctors to perform the initial
examination. If the doctors perform the initial examinations there will be no time
saved.
(C) The conclusions rests on whether or not the nurses would be able to perform
the examinations, not on what the result of them doing the examinations would
be.
(D) The hospitals don't need to be fully staffed with nurses for the nurses to
perform the initial examination.
(E) CORRECT. This argument is valid only if we assume that nurses are
competent to determine which patients merit immediate treatment.
The correct answer is E.
Re: Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of   [#permalink] 30 Aug 2013, 10:23
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
In 1987 sinusitis was the most common chronic medical PUNEETSCHDV 1 24 Aug 2012, 08:26
7 Experts publish their posts in the topic In 1987 sinusitis was the most common chronic medical ajit257 8 06 Dec 2010, 12:32
9 Public hospitals are suffering because of a lack of money TehJay 15 27 Oct 2010, 17:36
1 In 1987 sinusitis was the most common chronic medical cool_jonny009 11 30 Jan 2006, 19:35
In 1987 sinusitis was the most common chronic medical jinino 15 14 Sep 2005, 10:17
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Because most hospitals suffer a chronic undersupply of

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.