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Since 1990 the percentage of bacterial sinus infections in AQADESTAN t

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Since 1990 the percentage of bacterial sinus infections in AQADESTAN that are resistant to the antibiotic perxicillin has increased substantially. Bacteria can quickly develop resistance to an antibiotic when it is prescribed indiscriminately or when patients fail to take it as prescribed. Since perxicillin has not been indiscriminately prescribed, health officials hypothesize that the increase in perxicillin resistant sinus infections is largely due to patients’ failure to take his medication as prescribed.

Which of the following, it true of Aqadestan, provides most support for the health officials' hypothesis:

A) Resistance to several other commonly prescribed antibiotics has not increased since 1990 in Aqadestan

B) A large number of Aqadestanis never seek medical help when they have a sinus infection.

C) When it first became available, perxicillin was much more effective in treating bacterial sinus infections than any other antibiotic used for such infections at the time.

D) Many patients who take perxicillin experience severe side effects within the first few days of their prescribed regimen

E) Aqadestani health clinics provide antibiotics to their patients at cost

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Can any one explain how E does not support conclusion?

My analysis: If health clinics bear the cost of the antibiotic prescription means that they will not prescribe perxicillin indiscriminately. Thus it should be the only other way the resistance has been taking place. And this analysis strengthens the argument.
The assumption in this analysis: The clinics, bearing the cost of the medicines, will not prescribe those medicines randomly.

In fact for C one can say that GMAT assumes that: much of the people who experience severe side effects within first few days of treatment fail to take the medication as prescribed.

Thus which assumption to choose over the other?

Someone please help!

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Since 1990 the percentage of bacterial sinus infections in AQADESTAN that are resistant to the antibiotic perxicillin has increased substantially. Bacteria can quickly develop resistance to an antibiotic when it is prescribed indiscriminately or when patients fail to take it as prescribed. Since perxicillin has not been indiscriminately prescribed, health officials hypothesize that the increase in perxicillin resistant sinus infections is largely due to patients’ failure to take his medication as prescribed.

Which of the following, it true of Aqadestan, provides most support for the health officials' hypothesis:

A) Resistance to several other commonly prescribed antibiotics has not increased since 1990 in Aqadestan

B) A large number of Aqadestanis never seek medical help when they have a sinus infection.

C) When it first became available, perxicillin was much more effective in treating bacterial sinus infections than any other antibiotic used for such infections at the time.

D) Many patients who take perxicillin experience severe side effects within the first few days of their prescribed regimen

E) Aqadestani health clinics provide antibiotics to their patients at cost



thought I see d is best. I think that d require an assumption, which is patients will stop taking the medicine.

correct choice need an assumption. this is the case whichh makes me uneasy

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thangvietnam wrote:
WillGetIt wrote:
Since 1990 the percentage of bacterial sinus infections in AQADESTAN that are resistant to the antibiotic perxicillin has increased substantially. Bacteria can quickly develop resistance to an antibiotic when it is prescribed indiscriminately or when patients fail to take it as prescribed. Since perxicillin has not been indiscriminately prescribed, health officials hypothesize that the increase in perxicillin resistant sinus infections is largely due to patients’ failure to take his medication as prescribed.

Which of the following, it true of Aqadestan, provides most support for the health officials' hypothesis:

A) Resistance to several other commonly prescribed antibiotics has not increased since 1990 in Aqadestan

B) A large number of Aqadestanis never seek medical help when they have a sinus infection.

C) When it first became available, perxicillin was much more effective in treating bacterial sinus infections than any other antibiotic used for such infections at the time.

D) Many patients who take perxicillin experience severe side effects within the first few days of their prescribed regimen

E) Aqadestani health clinics provide antibiotics to their patients at cost



thought I see d is best. I think that d require an assumption, which is patients will stop taking the medicine.

correct choice need an assumption. this is the case whichh makes me uneasy





I agree. Isn't it a very big assumption to think that the patients will stop taking the medicine? What if they not? This makes me think , then we can put such an assumption in any other answer choice to make it work, for instance in B) A large number of Aqadestanis never seek medical help when they have a sinus infection. So we can assume they might be using antibiotic perxicillin on their own incorrectly and as a result cause perxicillin resistancy ? or in C , perxicillin was much more effective in treating bacterial sinus infections than any other antibiotic used, and may be, we can assume, it became ineffective because people started to use the medicine incorrectly on their own.

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