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In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implemented a new healthcare initiative to reduce dangerous wait times at emergency rooms in the country’s hospitals. This initiative increases the number of available emergency nurses and doctors in urban settings: scholarships and no-interest loans are being offered to prospective students in these fields if they work in major city hospitals, relocation packages to urban centers are being offered for current emergency practitioners, and immigration rules are being changed to enable foreign emergency doctors and nurses to more easily move to Bedenia’s major cities.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in assessing whether the initiative will be successful?

A. What percentage of current nurses and doctors work in emergency medicine

B. Which hospitals in Bedenia have dangerous wait times in their emergency rooms

C. Whether a career in emergency medicine pays substantially less than other types of medicine

D. Whether wait times could be reduced by means other than increasing the number of available nurses and doctors

E. Whether many foreign doctors and nurses are currently not allowed to enter Bedenia
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Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implement [#permalink] New post 03 May 2013, 00:36
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Lets read carefully the text.

In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implemented a new healthcare initiative to reduce dangerous wait times at emergency rooms in the country’s hospitals. This initiative increases the number of available emergency nurses and doctors in urban settings: scholarships and no-interest loans are being offered to prospective students in these fields if they work in major city hospitals, relocation packages to urban centers are being offered for current emergency practitioners, and immigration rules are being changed to enable foreign emergency doctors and nurses to more easily move to Bedenia’s major cities.

What if the dangerous wait times are in the countryside hospitals? This plan is clearly meant to improve the city's hospital.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in assessing whether the initiative will be successful?
We have to know where those hospital are before if we want to predict the result of the initiative, B gives us this answer.

B. Which hospitals in Bedenia have dangerous wait times in their emergency rooms

The answer to this question is crucial: The problem is in the major cities => the plan is likely to be succesful; otherwise not so much
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In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implemented a new healthcare initiative to reduce dangerous wait times at emergency rooms in the country’s hospitals. This initiative increases the number of available emergency nurses and doctors in urban settings: scholarships and no-interest loans are being offered to prospective students in these fields if they work in major city hospitals, relocation packages to urban centers are being offered for current emergency practitioners, and immigration rules are being changed to enable foreign emergency doctors and nurses to more easily move to Bedenia’s major cities.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in assessing whether the initiative will be successful?

A. What percentage of current nurses and doctors work in emergency medicine

B. Which hospitals in Bedenia have dangerous wait times in their emergency rooms

C. Whether a career in emergency medicine pays substantially less than other types of medicine

D. Whether wait times could be reduced by means other than increasing the number of available nurses and doctors

E. Whether many foreign doctors and nurses are currently not allowed to enter Bedenia


Good question thelosthippie +1 kudo.

KEY is: "....reduce dangerous wait times at emergency rooms in the country’s hospitals". ==> Not only urban area. What if dangerous wait times happen mainly in rural areas. But the initiative just try to increase doctors and nurses in major city hospitals. So we need to determine which hospitals in Bedenia have dangerous wait times in their emergency rooms

B is correct.
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Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implement [#permalink] New post 03 May 2013, 10:51
+1 frommy side too..good ques..
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Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implement [#permalink] New post 04 May 2013, 03:07
thelosthippie wrote:
In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implemented a new healthcare initiative to reduce dangerous wait times at emergency rooms in the country’s hospitals. This initiative increases the number of available emergency nurses and doctors in urban settings: scholarships and no-interest loans are being offered to prospective students in these fields if they work in major city hospitals, relocation packages to urban centers are being offered for current emergency practitioners, and immigration rules are being changed to enable foreign emergency doctors and nurses to more easily move to Bedenia’s major cities.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in assessing whether the initiative will be successful?

A. What percentage of current nurses and doctors work in emergency medicine

B. Which hospitals in Bedenia have dangerous wait times in their emergency rooms

C. Whether a career in emergency medicine pays substantially less than other types of medicine

D. Whether wait times could be reduced by means other than increasing the number of available nurses and doctors

E. Whether many foreign doctors and nurses are currently not allowed to enter Bedenia



Confused between A and B.

One doubt i have on B is : if we get to know that hospitals in rural areas have dangerous wait times.. can this statement resolve our doubt???
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Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implement [#permalink] New post 04 May 2013, 03:23
I do not fully agree with OA. The plan will take effect on urban hospitals - this is stated. Therefore, we are not interested in hospitals outside urban areas. The plan includes scholarships and 0% loans for students, relocation for practitioners, and immigration help to foreigners. I think the correct answer should assess the efficiency of these instruments.
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Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implement [#permalink] New post 04 May 2013, 03:32
thelosthippie wrote:
In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently implemented a new healthcare initiative to reduce dangerous wait times at emergency rooms in the country’s hospitals. This initiative increases the number of available emergency nurses and doctors in urban settings: scholarships and no-interest loans are being offered to prospective students in these fields if they work in major city hospitals, relocation packages to urban centers are being offered for current emergency practitioners, and immigration rules are being changed to enable foreign emergency doctors and nurses to more easily move to Bedenia’s major cities.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in assessing whether the initiative will be successful?

A. What percentage of current nurses and doctors work in emergency medicine

B. Which hospitals in Bedenia have dangerous wait times in their emergency rooms

C. Whether a career in emergency medicine pays substantially less than other types of medicine

D. Whether wait times could be reduced by means other than increasing the number of available nurses and doctors

E. Whether many foreign doctors and nurses are currently not allowed to enter Bedenia



thelosthippie you are posting very good questions indeed but if only you can provide us with OEs we will be grateful.
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Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 22:12
I have 2 questions in mind when i read through this stimulus:
- is lack of doctors & nurses the root cause of dangerous wait time? Choice A refers to number of doctors and nurses but not clear. Percentage does not mean anything.
- dangerous wait time mostly happen in urban major hospital or also in rural hospitals? Choice B is good.
Re: In the country of Bedenia, officials have recently   [#permalink] 27 Dec 2013, 22:12
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