In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 17 Jan 2017, 05:58

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Posts: 81
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 96 [5] , given: 0

In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2008, 18:09
5
KUDOS
33
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

75% (hard)

Question Stats:

49% (02:15) correct 51% (01:30) wrong based on 3168 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

(A) The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
(E) Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
If you have any questions
New!
Director
Joined: 10 Sep 2007
Posts: 947
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 287 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2008, 18:49
IMO E.
I arrive it by POE rather than reasoning.
A, B seems to be non-essential assumption.
C, D seems to be out of scope assumption.
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 326
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 292 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2008, 18:50
I arrive at E via POE

A, C and D ----- out of scope
B is wrong beacuse the salary of other healthcare workers is also going to go up as per the passage

However, I do not have an explanation as to why E is correct as it is already mentioned in the passage.
Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Apr 2008
Posts: 449
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 142 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2008, 23:51
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

Will go with E)
Director
Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 629
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 175 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 13:25
I think it's C because total demand for health care is higher-> higher salaries
Manager
Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 146
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 119 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 13:41
I also picked 'E'. A-D all seems as not connected with the argument.
Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2007
Posts: 285
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 51 [3] , given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 15:24
3
KUDOS
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

median age increases because the number of older people increase. The total health cost will increase with this trend only if the cost of healthcare for old people will increase. So, C should be the right answer.

E - doesn't necessarily need to be true. Even if not all regions see this trend, the average salary of doctors can still go up.

Last edited by sanjay_gmat on 27 Jul 2008, 15:26, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2007
Posts: 285
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 51 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 15:25
1
KUDOS
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

median age increases because the number of older people increase. The total health cost will increase with this trend only if the cost of healthcare for old people will increase. So, C should be the right answer.

E - doesn't necessarily need to be true. Even if not all regions see this trend, the average salary of doctors can still go up.
VP
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1397
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 290 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 16:10
1
KUDOS
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span -> out of scope no mention of compensation
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers -> this seems logical.Lets negate this compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will not increase compared with others .Then how come average compensation is likely to increase with increase in median age.Argument falls apart .IMO B
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people. -> attention from health care proffs does not mean compensation for them.irrelevant
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care. -> in general it says geriatrics is expensive .This does not help in the argument.eliminate
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world. -> This one is just indicating evenness increase in age but is not better than B.Since we are talking about world population and again even if we negate this statement.There is a possibility that docs go to other regions for treatment of people their and that decides their cmpensation.This is not necessary condition

_________________

cheers
Its Now Or Never

VP
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1397
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 290 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 16:14
sanjay_gmat wrote:
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

median age increases because the number of older people increase. The total health cost will increase with this trend only if the cost of healthcare for old people will increase. So, C should be the right answer.

E - doesn't necessarily need to be true. Even if not all regions see this trend, the average salary of doctors can still go up.

I do agree with the above analysis .One correction.
The total health cost will increase with this trend only if the cost of healthcare for old people will increase. So, B should be the right answer.There it clearly says compensation of docs treationg elder increases higher than others .
_________________

cheers
Its Now Or Never

Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2007
Posts: 285
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 17:04
spriya wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

median age increases because the number of older people increase. The total health cost will increase with this trend only if the cost of healthcare for old people will increase. So, C should be the right answer.

E - doesn't necessarily need to be true. Even if not all regions see this trend, the average salary of doctors can still go up.

I do agree with the above analysis .One correction.
The total health cost will increase with this trend only if the cost of healthcare for old people will increase. So, B should be the right answer.There it clearly says compensation of docs treationg elder increases higher than others .

I agree. Sorry for the goof up.
Senior Manager
Joined: 10 Mar 2008
Posts: 371
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 259 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jul 2008, 17:15
I'd put my money on C for the exact same reason mentioned by sanjay_gmat.
Manager
Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Posts: 81
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Jul 2008, 06:05
OA is C
VP
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1397
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 290 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Jul 2008, 08:24
droopy57 wrote:
OA is C

Kindly post the OE
_________________

cheers
Its Now Or Never

Manager
Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Posts: 81
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Jul 2008, 20:15
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

Explanation (I don't fully understand):
Since the number of healthcare workers are on the rise along w/ the average compensation, the answer is supported by the rise in the number of elderly people. More workers will get more money, so it is assumed that the elderly are especially likely to require services of healthcare workers.

anyone that got the correct answer have a better explanation?
Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2007
Posts: 285
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Jul 2008, 20:47
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
droopy57 wrote:
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

Explanation (I don't fully understand):
Since the number of healthcare workers are on the rise along w/ the average compensation, the answer is supported by the rise in the number of elderly people. More workers will get more money, so it is assumed that the elderly are especially likely to require services of healthcare workers.

anyone that got the correct answer have a better explanation?

I believe B is a better answer than C. In B, the compensation of doctors of both age group increases. So, the average compensation increases. C doesn't talk abt the compensation at all.
Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 994
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 196 [1] , given: 5

### Show Tags

29 Jul 2008, 04:42
1
KUDOS
I chose C.

B. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers

The reason I don't like this answer is because we cannot really assume that doctors and physical therapists compensation > healthcare workers. If physical therapists and healthcare workers compensation > doctors, the average compensation is still going up.

I feel that the way this answer is worded is very limiting.
Intern
Status: The second-most addictive physical activity is Googling.
Joined: 12 Sep 2010
Posts: 6
Location: Rishikesh, India
Schools: Princeton
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2010, 05:25
I'll go with C, as it seems the most logical option.
Manager
Joined: 06 Aug 2010
Posts: 225
Location: Boston
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 5

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2010, 05:36
The assumption seems to be that the doctors who work with older patients will earn an increasing amount of money, thus raising the average earnings per doctor despite there being more doctors. But (B), (C), and (D) all seem to speak to this fact, and I couldn't really determine between them.

(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers

Seems like exactly what I was looking for, and this is the answer I picked.

(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.

As the median age goes up, the doctors who work primarily with older people will get more business -> make more money -> increase the average. Seems to fit as well (and apparently is the OA)

(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.

More older people means there are more people who need to pay for geriatrics, which is the most expensive element -> the doctors who specialize in geriatrics will earn an increasing wage, improving the average. I think the key to this one is that it specifies AMERICAN health care, while the original argument was WORLDWIDE.

But why is (C) better than (B)? They both seem like perfectly legit answers.
Intern
Joined: 07 Sep 2010
Posts: 12
Location: Doha, Qatar
Schools: INSEAD, Princeton, HKUST, Oxford, ISB, SP Jain
WE 1: 5.5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2010, 06:00
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
My Money is on C.

EVen I reached "E" by POE but E is not a ASSUMPTION.
It is mentioned in the question.
_________________

If You keep Doing what you have done, You ll keep getting what you have got.

Re: CR- healthcare   [#permalink] 14 Sep 2010, 06:00

Go to page    1   2   3   4   5    Next  [ 96 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 For next year, the Chef's Union 1 14 Aug 2016, 23:53
12 Nursing schools cannot attract a greater number 7 02 Apr 2015, 07:14
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and 12 21 Oct 2008, 02:01
A study done last year argued that doctors tend to ignore 9 20 May 2008, 15:18
12 Nursing schools cannot attract a greater number of able 12 14 Feb 2008, 10:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by