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16 Sep 2011, 16:36
I picked B...please provide the explanation from the source

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16 Sep 2011, 19:07
I will go with B.

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16 Sep 2011, 21:11
I think we need to give assumption for "increase in average compensation of health workers even when the number of health workers is increasing"

IMO B should be answer since the median age is increasing and the compensation of health workers treating the elders will increase more than the other professionals so average compensation will increase.

C provides information that the older people receive more attention but how does that increase the average compensation.
More attention doesn't imply that more compensation would be given to the health professionals.

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In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

(A) The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
(E) Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

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http://gmatclub.com/forum/1001-ds-questions-file-106193.html#p832133
http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-critical-reasoning-collection-106783.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html
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16 Sep 2011, 21:13
Hey droopy, Could you please provide source and OA of this question.
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http://gmatclub.com/forum/1001-ds-questions-file-106193.html#p832133
http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-critical-reasoning-collection-106783.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html
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18 Sep 2011, 02:12
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19 Sep 2011, 02:41
droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

The conclusion of the argument is the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase.
Evidence in support of this is the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

(A) The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
Taking about average life span not the median. Introduces another concept not relevant to argument.
(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers. Out of scope. As the conclusion says that average compensation is more because of increase in median age of the population
(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people. Median age can only increase if the older people receive more attention. This was the missing link and hence the assumption
(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care. Out of scope. No relevane
(E) Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world. Not an assumption, already stated in the argument

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20 Sep 2011, 19:39
I picked E.

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18 Sep 2012, 06:03
a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span: Out of Scope
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers: Its a partial answer, talks about only doctors and physical therapists...not about nurses and other health care professionals
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care. : It assumes that only this medicine is used by people...which might not be correct
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world. : Clearly out of scope

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18 Sep 2012, 10:01
Hi Guys, this is my first post on gmatclub and i hope my reasoning goes well

C seems to go well with the negation technique compared to B.

Highlighted the connected key parts of assumption, premise and conclusion.

Premise :
1)In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers will increase significantly worldwide.
2)This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.-- Note: Population is not increasing just the ratio of population from median to young will increase compared to before.

Conclusion : Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase.

(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
Negation : The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will NOT NECESSARILY increase more than that of other health care workers
Still the conclusion can hold true even if the salary of doctors(specialist for elderly) & therapists don't increase more than other health care workers, the salary can still increase at the same level par with other health care workers and overall average can go high due to more demand of all healthcare services. Conclusion still holds true after negation.

(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
Negation : As a group, older people NOT NECESSARILY receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
IF the ratio of median to young is increasing and the old people dont necessarily need more attention than young -> Situation should be BAU and it should not lead to increase in the no of workers and their demand and the average salary.
Conclusion fails in this negation case.

Ans seems to be C.

Kindly review.

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18 Sep 2012, 10:46
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In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

(A) The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
(E) Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

The argument starts by saying that in the next four years X,Y,Z will increase. In contrast to the supply demand theory, the compensation is expected to go up. and the cause of this effect, partly, is due to the fact that median age of the world's population will increase during that time.

So even though the number is increasing, the salaries are not going down. Which in turn suggests the supply is going up the demand is also going up. This can create a situation where the compensation is higher. Another assumption is that as the median age increases then healthcare required also increases. So something that addresses these issues can be a possible answer.

A - Average life span is not discussed in this argument .. Hence Out of Scope
B - This comparison is uncalled for and therefore irrelevant for the sake of the argument
C - This point states that as the median age increases, i.e., older folks, the care required also increases .. A possible answer
D - Geriatrics is not discussed and hence is out of scope
E - Median age worldwide is considered and therefore it is irrelevant for the sake of the argument if the median age increases in all regions.

Based on the points above, I choose C as the answer for this CR.

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19 Sep 2012, 05:56
I arrived at C as a general fact about the difference between health problems between young and old age population. This also connects to the fact about increased Median age of world's population

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i saw a lot of people to say E or say a bunch of conjectures..

C straight.
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26 Sep 2012, 03:11
It should be C...A is out of scope. B compares the salaries of doctors and health workers.... The stmnt treats it as same... D talks only about American health care whereas the stmnt talks about the world. E is already given

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03 Oct 2012, 04:21
Why not E the right answer?

I feel C not to be the right answer supporting the argument.

A, B & D are Out of Scope

E .: According to the last statement in the argument "This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time." we can say that it depends on the E statement.

C: No direct evidence relying on this statement

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In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

(A) The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
argument says increase in older population is the cause for increase in the number of healthcare professional and hence their average compensation. But the option just reverses the cause -effect. Hence incorrect.
(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
Apply negation technique - The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will not increase, but what if that of other HC workers increase. Argement still holds true.
(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
Apply negation - older people do not receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
and the argument falls apart.

(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
Argument discusses compensation of HC professionals but this option talks about expensive branch of medicine..that too in America.
(E) Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.
Already stated in the argument. Hence can't be an assumption.
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Can experts pour in here and explain the OA

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Saurabh, few members have already explained the OA. please check above. Do you have any specific doubt that you want to clarify?
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Saurabh, few members have already explained the OA. please check above. Do you have any specific doubt that you want to clarify?

Still confused between (B) and (C).
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droopy57 wrote:
In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide. Even so, the average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that the median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

The argument above depends logically upon which of the following assumptions?

a. The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world.

Explanation (I don't fully understand):
Since the number of healthcare workers are on the rise along w/ the average compensation, the answer is supported by the rise in the number of elderly people. More workers will get more money, so it is assumed that the elderly are especially likely to require services of healthcare workers.

anyone that got the correct answer have a better explanation?

cant understand the explanation

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Compensation will increase for healthcare workers, doctors and nurses even if their labor supply has increased.
Then, it goes to explain because the median age of the world's population will increase.

This sounded like these group of people's increase has affected the compensation to increase. Well, sounds like more poeople need these healthcare people...

(A) The increase in the number of health care workers will be responsible for the increase in the average life span

(B) The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will increase more than that of other health care workers
Well the healthcare people are taken as one group...

(C) As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
This seems to explain the group of people that has increased in number and who needs medical attention more...

(D) Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care.
extreme... no where that the most expensive element was assumed in the argument...

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