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# For-profit hospital managers generally work independently of

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For-profit hospital managers generally work independently of hospital owners and thus may not always make maximum financial efficiency their highest priority.

Which of the following about the managers mentioned in the passage must be true?

(A) These managers have generally been motivated to streamline hospital services as a result of direct intervention by hospital owners.
(B) These managers are more likely than managers of nonprofit hospitals to use unnecessary amounts of resources to provide services.
(C) Managers' most important self-acknowledged goal is to achieve maximum financial efficiency so that hospitals show a profit.
(D) Managers' decisions regarding services provided by their hospitals may not reflect hospital owners' priorities.
(E) These managers do not place a high priority on maximizing profits, despite their desire to achieve efficiency

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16 Jun 2008, 05:07
B ??

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16 Jun 2008, 05:42
lexis wrote:
For-profit hospital managers generally work independently of hospital owners and thus may not always make maximum financial efficiency their highest priority.

Which of the following about the managers mentioned in the passage must be true?

(A) These managers have generally been motivated to streamline hospital services as a result of direct intervention by hospital owners.
(B) These managers are more likely than managers of nonprofit hospitals to use unnecessary amounts of resources to provide services.
(C) Managers' most important self-acknowledged goal is to achieve maximum financial efficiency so that hospitals show a profit.
(D) Managers' decisions regarding services provided by their hospitals may not reflect hospital owners' priorities.
(E) These managers do not place a high priority on maximizing profits, despite their desire to achieve efficiency

A. not mentioned in passage
B. nonprofit managers not mentioned in passage
C. This would be owners motive not profit mangers'.
D. From given premises this is the only correct answer.
E. Passage does not state that profit managers desire to achieve efficiency.

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16 Jun 2008, 05:58
IMO-D ...

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16 Jun 2008, 05:58
D for me as well

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16 Jun 2008, 06:06
lexis wrote:
For-profit hospital managers generally work independently of hospital owners and thus may not always make maximum financial efficiency their highest priority.

Which of the following about the managers mentioned in the passage must be true?

(A) These managers have generally been motivated to streamline hospital services as a result of direct intervention by hospital owners.
(B) These managers are more likely than managers of nonprofit hospitals to use unnecessary amounts of resources to provide services.
(C) Managers' most important self-acknowledged goal is to achieve maximum financial efficiency so that hospitals show a profit.
(D) Managers' decisions regarding services provided by their hospitals may not reflect hospital owners' priorities.
(E) These managers do not place a high priority on maximizing profits, despite their desire to achieve efficiency

C and D are close. D could be true, but C must be true. Achieving maximum financial efficiency must be the highest priority in the manager's job. Else we would not have been discussing it.

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17 Jun 2008, 01:19
OA ??

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17 Jun 2008, 03:49
Choice D by POE

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17 Jun 2008, 05:37
OA pls ??

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17 Jun 2008, 05:42
IMO C on this one
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17 Jun 2008, 05:50
I will go with D.

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17 Jun 2008, 07:10
Straight D. What is the OA?

(A) These managers have generally been motivated to streamline hospital services as a result of direct intervention by hospital owners. // Irrelevant
(B) These managers are more likely than managers of nonprofit hospitals to use unnecessary amounts of resources to provide services. // Irrelevant
(C) Managers' most important self-acknowledged goal is to achieve maximum financial efficiency so that hospitals show a profit. //Contradicts the stated premise
(D) Managers' decisions regarding services provided by their hospitals may not reflect hospital owners' priorities. // Must be true based on the argument.
(E) These managers do not place a high priority on maximizing profits, despite their desire to achieve efficiency // DO NOT place, is going to far. Argument states MAY NOT always

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17 Jun 2008, 10:09
Wasnt it suppose to be an RC question. I remember doing this question for RC.

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17 Jun 2008, 10:38
sumanamba wrote:
Wasnt it suppose to be an RC question. I remember doing this question for RC.

Exactly Suman...this is a GMATPrep RC question that I remember. Probably GMAC mixes them up...

I will go with D....Since the managers work independently , their decisions may not reflect the owners priorities....

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17 Jun 2008, 10:58
D
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17 Jun 2008, 15:51
lexis wrote:
For-profit hospital managers generally work independently of hospital owners and thus may not always make maximum financial efficiency their highest priority.

Which of the following about the managers mentioned in the passage must be true?

(A) These managers have generally been motivated to streamline hospital services as a result of direct intervention by hospital owners.
(B) These managers are more likely than managers of nonprofit hospitals to use unnecessary amounts of resources to provide services.
(C) Managers' most important self-acknowledged goal is to achieve maximum financial efficiency so that hospitals show a profit.
(D) Managers' decisions regarding services provided by their hospitals may not reflect hospital owners' priorities.
(E) These managers do not place a high priority on maximizing profits, despite their desire to achieve efficiency

Lexis, could you provide us with the OA and OE please?

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17 Jun 2008, 15:59
I agree with D..

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17 Jun 2008, 21:34
sumanamba wrote:
Wasnt it suppose to be an RC question. I remember doing this question for RC.

yeah, this one seems a extract from RC passage! +1 for the innovation of the holder!
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17 Jun 2008, 22:46
OA is D.

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