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# Pamela: Physicians training for a medical specialty serve as

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14. Pamela: Physicians training for a medical specialty serve as resident staff physicians in hospitals. They work such long hoursâ€”up to 36 consecutive hoursâ€”that fatigue impairs their ability to make the best medical decisions during the final portion of their shifts.
Quincy: Thousands of physicians now practicing have been trained according to the same regimen, and records show they generally made good medical decisions during their training periods. Why should what has worked in the past be changed now?
Which one of the following, if true, is the most effective counter Pamela might make to Quincyâ€™s argument?
(A) The basic responsibilities of resident staff physicians in hospitals have not changed substantially over the past few decades.
(B) Because medical reimbursement policies now pay for less recuperation time in hospitals, patients in hospitals are, on the average, more seriously ill during their stay than in the past.
(C) It is important that emergency-room patients receive continuity of physician care, insofar as possible, over the critical period after admission, generally 24 hours.
(D) The load of work on resident physicians-in-training varies according to the medical specialty for which each is being trained.
(E) The training of physicians should include observation and recognition of the signs indicating a hospitalized patientâ€™s progress or decline over a period of at least 36 hours.
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17 Nov 2006, 05:35
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17 Nov 2006, 08:31
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17 Nov 2006, 08:47
Why should what has worked in the past be changed now?

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17 Nov 2006, 10:30
Why should what has worked in the past be changed now?

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Well Baski, precisely because what has worked in the past MAY NOT WORK now as patients on an average are more critically ill during their stay in the hospital on account of the period of stay being curtailed. The answer you got is right..but not necessarily the reasoning..
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17 Nov 2006, 10:43
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Why should what has worked in the past be changed now?

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Well Baski, precisely because what has worked in the past MAY NOT WORK now as patients on an average are more critically ill during their stay in the hospital on account of the period of stay being curtailed. The answer you got is right..but not necessarily the reasoning..

This is so kool.......at last..........now i know the reason behind B being the answer................i've been breaking my head over this one..........................only to realize that my reasoning is quite screwed in life..................
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17 Nov 2006, 11:19
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dwivedys wrote:
Why should what has worked in the past be changed now?

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Well Baski, precisely because what has worked in the past MAY NOT WORK now as patients on an average are more critically ill during their stay in the hospital on account of the period of stay being curtailed. The answer you got is right..but not necessarily the reasoning..

This is so kool.......at last..........now i know the reason behind B being the answer................i've been breaking my head over this one..........................only to realize that my reasoning is quite screwed in life..................

Nope! you are on the way to improving your reasoning by leaps and bounds if you just carry on with your quest for GMAT...No worries..
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17 Nov 2006, 18:23
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19 Nov 2006, 04:17
B is good.
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