It is currently 25 Jun 2017, 11:09

### 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

# As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error.

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 283
As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Apr 2012, 19:51
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

78% (01:55) correct 22% (00:56) wrong based on 602 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. In a campaign to reduce lethal errors, thousands of hospitals introduced six key changes, including rapid-response teams, re-checks of patient medication, and new guidelines for preventing infection. The campaign estimated that, over an 18-month period, more than 100,000 lives were saved as a direct result of the program.

Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements?

A) Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
b) The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in that time period.
c) In the future, no one will die because of medical error.
d) If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died during the 18-month period due to medical error.
e) The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

Manager
Joined: 10 May 2012
Posts: 56
GMAT Date: 09-10-2012
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Jul 2012, 05:27
A) Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
b) The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in
that time period - "All" is stringent, get rid of it

c) In the future, no one will die because of medical error - "No" is stringent, get rid of it
d) If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died
during the 18-month period due to medical error.
e) The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future - We dont know whether it'll continue, get rid of it

Between A and D we cant say for sure if doctors and nurses were not careful..moreover "should be more careful" indicate as if fatalities arose as a result of carelessness only..we are not sure for this as well.

Left with D - it rightly says that 100,000 might have died" which is mild in its tone, and hence the answer.

HTH
Intern
Joined: 26 May 2012
Posts: 25
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Jul 2012, 06:56
jaiswalamrita wrote:
A) Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
b) The campaign saved all of the people who [color=#ec008c]otherwise would have died due to medical error in
that time period - "All" is stringent, get rid of it[/color]
c) [color=#ed145b]In the future, no one will die because of medical error - "No" is stringent, get rid of it[/color]
d) If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died
during the 18-month period due to medical error.
e) The key changes initiated by the [color=#ed145b]campaign will continue to be implemented in the future - We dont know whether it'll continue, get rid of it[/color]

Between A and D we cant say for sure if doctors and nurses were not careful..moreover "should be more careful" indicate as if fatalities arose as a result of carelessness only..we are not sure for this as well.

Left with D - it rightly says that 100,000 might have died" which is mild in its tone, and hence the answer.

HTH

all are forecasted from out of the stimulus or externally, in must be true or inference questions, we can not go beyound the stimulus boundary. Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements? tell us to choose the one basend on the above stimulus not on our judgments or considerations.

thanks for jaiswalamrita
VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1381
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Oct 2012, 01:52
only B and D seem close enough to be the answer.
B is incorrect in that it says, ".....ALL OF THE PEOPLE". There is no way to infer that the changes saved all of the people who would otherwise have died due to medical error in that time period.
_________________
Manager
Status: struggling with GMAT
Joined: 06 Dec 2012
Posts: 213
Concentration: Accounting
GMAT Date: 04-06-2013
GPA: 3.65
As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2013, 15:37
As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. In a campaign to reduce lethal errors, thousands of hospitals introduced six key changes, including rapid-response teams, re-checks of patient medication, and new guidelines for preventing infection. The campaign estimated that, over an 18-month period, more than 100,000 lives were saved as a direct result of the program.

Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements?
(A)Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
(B)The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in that time period.
(C)In the future, no one will die because of medical error.
(D)If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died during the 18-month period due to medical error.
(E)The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future.

Need help............
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 218
Location: India
GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13
GPA: 3
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2013, 16:41
mun23 wrote:
As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. In a campaign to reduce lethal errors, thousands of hospitals introduced six key changes, including rapid-response teams, re-checks of patient medication, and new guidelines for preventing infection. The campaign estimated that, over an 18-month period, more than 100,000 lives were saved as a direct result of the program.

Which of the following can be most properly inferred from the above statements?
(A)Doctors and nurses should be more careful when doing their jobs.
(B)The campaign saved all of the people who otherwise would have died due to medical error in that time period.
(C)In the future, no one will die because of medical error.
(D)If the campaign had not been implemented, more than 100,000 people might have died during the 18-month period due to medical error.
(E)The key changes initiated by the campaign will continue to be implemented in the future.

Need help............

Nothing seems to be apt other than D.

Statement : X no of ppls died due to some error. So to reduce it, Plan A is implemented in t span of time which resulted in saving Y no of ppls. (where Y>X)
If you dont understand above statement, will translate below
Because of the campaign's six key changes, 100,000 lives were saved.

This also states that if at all not this plan around 100,000 would have died ( simple negative relation)

A- Doctors have nothing to do with this statement
B - "saved all of the people" -- too extreme , we dont have solid grounds to prove this
C - "No one will die" --- Too extreme, same as B but opposite
D - Correct (as explained above)
E - Will not be implemented -- we dont have any info abt this

Hope i helped you ...

_________________

GMAT - Practice, Patience, Persistence
Kudos if u like

Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Dec 2011
Posts: 430
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2013, 00:16
All duplicate threads on this topic have been merged.

Please check and follow the Guidelines for Posting in Verbal GMAT forum before posting anything.
Manager
Joined: 24 Jun 2013
Posts: 61
Schools: ISB '16, NUS '15
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jun 2014, 04:27
Hi E-Gmat,

Basic Doubt here is ,in the inference question If X cause Y. Then Not X cause Not Y. Would be a possible inference?

i consider this case to be out of scope. because argument dosent say anything about what will happen if X dosent happen.

Thanks
Intern
Joined: 22 Sep 2014
Posts: 18
As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Dec 2015, 14:24
As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error.
I thought "due to" could only be used to modify noun.. Noun phrase..

The death of as many as 98000 people is due to .....

Jamboree GMAT Instructor
Status: GMAT Expert
Affiliations: Jamboree Education Pvt Ltd
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 286
Location: India
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Dec 2015, 21:54
This is an inference question. So we have to find out what must be true from the given statements. For example- If I make a statement that " It has been raining since the last three days". The inference would be "The last three days have not been dry". The goal here is to reduce lethal errors. Doing so 100,000 lives would be saved during an 18 month period. So the only statement that can be inferred is mentioned in answer choice "D". As for your question, this is CR - a different section; hence do not apply the SC rules here.
_________________

Aryama Dutta Saikia
Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd.

Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Oct 2016
Posts: 309
Location: India
Schools: IIMB
GMAT 1: 550 Q42 V28
GPA: 3.96
WE: Human Resources (Retail Banking)
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Feb 2017, 01:30
its straight D as if the plan has been not implemented then those, whose life have been saved due to campaign could have died due to medical errors , so as it is an inference que. we must need to conclude from the stimulus which only option D provides in different way .
Re: As many as 98,000 people die each year due to medical error.   [#permalink] 23 Feb 2017, 01:30
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The simple facts are these: the number of people killed each year by 2 01 May 2017, 05:26
5 Jay: We have too many people working on each 13 11 Jun 2017, 21:22
13 Revision Project: As many as 98,000 people die each year 8 09 Apr 2016, 12:45
15 Medical researchers discovered that people with an atypical 24 27 Mar 2017, 07:11
13 Thousands who suffer heart attacks each year die before 44 14 May 2016, 03:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by