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# Hospital Z

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29 Jan 2010, 00:41
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29 Jan 2010, 01:49
SudiptoGmat wrote:
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Straight E acc to me.OA Plz

D.increase in overall prices would affect the profits of Z.
C.Reduction in profits.
B.the reason cited in the stimulus for the high number of follow up surgeries is the cheaper cost and not the inefficiency of the staff.Irrelevant.
A.Risks involved not in question.
E.If the hospital charges for the follow up surgeries , hospital income would increase and increased costs would reduce the number of patients who were attracted to Z because of the cheaper prices than others.
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29 Jan 2010, 06:18
E for me ,howvwer the question doesnot sound very convincung...was the source??
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29 Jan 2010, 13:31
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Tricky question

They need to be done if the first is not successful... hence they are unavoidable....
say if 5 patients come to Hosp Z, 5 could need a follow up surgery (worst case)....
To lessen these follows up - u need to ensure first surgery is successful.. can be ensured up to some extent by having better professional staff (mind it not more).. This would cost Hosp Z money which is big issue anyway for them.
Hence the other option to reduce the follow up surgeries is to reduce the number of patients coming to Hosp Z (from 5 to 4 or 3..) This would in turn reduce the follow up surgeries.

Therefore option C serves the best in this situation.

Although Option D does it by getting in a cost factor, this cannot solve the no of follow up surgeries as you can have rich people coming in more in number.
Option B talks about more professional staff which in no one can reduce no of follow up surgeries
Option A talks about risks and expensive options which again is irrelevant to the conclusion
Option E talks about charging the patient for follow up surgeries which again would not reduce the number.

Please note that the issue is the number of surgeries... and these follow up surgeries which cannot be avoided! The issue is not with the no charge!
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29 Jan 2010, 13:43
jeeteshsingh said the answer so confidently. I guess I dont need to say the OA.
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29 Jan 2010, 13:48
Tricky indeed. "C" it is going back to linking the q/stem.
How to decrease the number.....but does not make sense I feel. I hate such questions... gmat urrghhh....
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24 Feb 2010, 04:38
The big question here is, how to reduce the number of follow up surgeries. If these could reduce that number of follow up surgeries then, it could be a best thing for the hospital and patients.
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26 Feb 2010, 13:56
yes C IT SHOULD BE
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04 Mar 2010, 22:26
I got confused with the number and cost of surgeries and went for E

but C seems obvious to reduce number of surgeries
Re: Hospital Z   [#permalink] 04 Mar 2010, 22:26
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