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CR - hospital [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 10:10
Lists of hospitals have been compiled showing which hospitals have patient death rates exceeding the national average. The data have been adjusted to allow for differences in the ages of patients.
Each of the following, if true, provides a good logical ground for hospitals to object to interpreting rank on these lists as one of the indices of the quality of hospital care EXCEPT:

(A) Rank order might indicate insignificant differences, rather than large differences, in numbers of patient deaths.
(B) Hospitals that keep patients longer are likely to have higher death rates than those that discharge patients earlier but do not record deaths of patients at home after discharge.
(C) Patients who are very old on admission to a hospital are less likely than younger patients to survive the same types of illnesses or surgical procedures.
(D) Some hospitals serve a larger proportion of low-income patients, who tend to be more seriously ill when admitted to a hospital.
(E) For-profit hospitals sometimes do not provide intensive-care units and other expensive services for very sick patients but refer or transfer such patients to other hospitals.
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Re: CR - hospital [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 10:34
IMO A

(A) Rank order might indicate insignificant differences, rather than large differences, in numbers of patient deaths. (A is the only one that does not provide an explanation for an increase or decrese in the number of deaths, however, all the otheres do)
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Re: CR - hospital [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 10:41
x97agarwal wrote:
IMO A

(A) Rank order might indicate insignificant differences, rather than large differences, in numbers of patient deaths. (A is the only one that does not provide an explanation for an increase or decrese in the number of deaths, however, all the otheres do)


I hope u have read the question correctly .It says:

Each of the following, if true, provides a good logical ground for hospitals to object to interpreting rank on these lists as one of the indices of the quality of hospital care EXCEPT:

we need to support the ranking of the hospitals or oppose hospitals objections for ranking on the basis of lists
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Re: CR - hospital [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 11:06
Thanks for pointing out the error so kindly :twisted: I guess I did not read the Q carefully.

Then I will go for C. The premise says that the data has been adjusted for age.
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