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New post 21 Feb 2017, 18:10
hello, I am thinking if the actual gmat tests create totally new questions. In this case, I cannot memorize all the answer, right?
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New post 21 Feb 2017, 18:16
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E weakens the statement because it introduces evidence that hospitals stays are already expensive so additional costs through the implementation of the management protocol system might not have the intended results in the argument


so, you actually read the whole problem, and move your eyes through every single word?
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New post 22 Sep 2017, 14:58
the key issue here is the reduction in costs => A, D and E are not eliminated.
A and D are out of scope => E is correct.
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New post 18 Jul 2018, 10:42
To solve this Conclusion Weakening question, first break down the argument. The first sentence is a premise which provides factual data. The second sentence includes the board's plan and their conclusion that the system is beneficial. The last sentence is another premise, citing findings (It has been proven):

Premise A: a system that helps manage hospitals can be used for free
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Premise B: the system increases efficiency and reduces recovery times
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Board of Director's Plan: employ the system for its financial benefit

Possible assumption: efficiency leads to financial success in hospitals

Weakening Data: ?

You are required to find data that weakens the conclusion that by using the system the hospital be financially beneficial. The correct answer could be one that exposes the argument's assumption.

This answer choice states that hospital services are paid per day. Since we are told in the last premise that the system results in shorter recovery times, it follows that patients will be paying lower fees. Since the Amgudnow is never full, it doesn't need to constantly vacate beds. Therefore, the system will be too efficient, meaning that the patients will leave too soon with only small hospital bills and less financial benefit to the hospital.
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As explained by the Economist

To solve this Conclusion Weakening question, first break down the argument. The first sentence is a premise which provides factual data. The second sentence includes the board's plan and their conclusion that the system is beneficial. The last sentence is another premise, citing findings (It has been proven):

Premise A: a system that helps manage hospitals can be used for free
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Premise B: the system increases efficiency and reduces recovery times
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Board of Director's Plan: employ the system for its financial benefit

Possible assumption: efficiency leads to financial success in hospitals

Weakening Data: ?

You are required to find data that weakens the conclusion that by using the system the hospital be financially beneficial. The correct answer could be one that exposes the argument's assumption.

Answer choice E states that hospital services are paid per day. Since we are told in the last premise that the system results in shorter recovery times, it follows that patients will be paying lower fees. Since the Amgudnow is never full, it doesn't need to constantly vacate beds. Therefore, the system will be too efficient, meaning that the patients will leave too soon with only small hospital bills and less financial benefit to the hospital.
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New post 24 Feb 2019, 05:18
Quite tricky. Important to not miss the conclusion
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New post 05 Mar 2019, 09:32
After reading the facts about the hospital that:
1. it has less patients already
2. the installation of the management protocol can further increase the price.
we can expect that the weaken statement for this one can be (E)Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.

Other choices:
(A) The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use. (out of scope choice, states nothing about the ask.)
(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems. (this is a shell choice.)
(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service. (this does not weakens at all. it supports rather)
(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight. (again this does not weakens.)

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New post 10 Aug 2019, 10:35
Finding the correct solution to this question aside... is anybody else in this community disturbed that this situation may actually play out in real life? Eg. evil hospital management team opting out of an effective system that reduces patient recovery times and improves patient satisfaction... so that the hospital can make a few extra $$? Hope this is not how hospitals are actually run.
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(A) The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.
Strengthens the plan
(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.
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(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.
Strengthen
(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.
Strengthen the plan
(E)Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.
Weaken the plan , as it would lead to higher costs for the end customer

(E) should be the correct choice among the options
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