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# In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and

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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.
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21 Oct 2008, 03:25
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21 Oct 2008, 03:39
spriya 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 Possible answer
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will incrase more than that of other health care workers does not help the argument
c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people. does not help the argument
d. Geriatrics, a branch of medicine focusing on the health problems of older people, is the most expensive element of American health care. this point discusses only about American health care, whereas the arg is about the world
e. Increase in the median age of the population will occur in all regions of the world. Possible answer

Is it A ? or am I missing some point ?
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21 Oct 2008, 04:54
spriya 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.

Lets summarise this argument :
PREMISE1 :In the next four years, the number of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will increase significantly worldwide.

PREMISE2 : The median age of the world’s population will increase steadily in this same period of time.

CONCL: The average compensation received by such professional will not decline but rather is likely to increase.

Are we missing any premise : ican paraphrase one assumption that inorder to increase average sal of these professionals we need to increase the sal of these professtionals treating elder people much more than others + reduce number of other professionals compared to these,in a way more docs and health workers should contribute to treating elderly and get high packages ,compensations

now lets look at A :
negate A :The increase in the number of health care workers will not be responsible for the increase in the average life span !!-->if this were the case then how does the compensation get affected ,what i compensation is irrespective of tretment results ,hence OUT ,negation test fails

Negate E :
Increase in the median age of the population will not occur in all regions of the world. =--> if this were the case will the average compensation get affected ?NO !!!what if one doc gets highly paid compared to other i some other part of world but when we take the average its the same ,the effect is invisible ... one more important point ..who says compensation depends on number of elderly people !!!

Negate D : this is irelevant to the argument OUT

We are now left with C and B :
Some how lets negate B :
b. The compensation of doctors and physical therapists who treat the elderly will not increase more than that of other health care workers -> if this were the case then also the argument will not be affected since argument says compensation of these docs should not decrease and rather increase !!

c. As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people.
This option seems too generic im muddled to hell

Can anyone resolve between B and C ?

for other options correct me if im wrong !!!

do we expect such teasers on DDay
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21 Oct 2008, 08:24
C
whats the OA?

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21 Oct 2008, 09:32
have seen that in the forum - OA = C

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21 Oct 2008, 09:53
Betwen A and C, I went with C.

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21 Oct 2008, 09:54
C ?

Could smb explain how assumption that As a group, older people receive more attention from health care workers than do younger people leads to conclusion, that nurses, etc. will get paid the same or more. more attention=more money??? Not necessary...

D does not look good either, but that would be my answer. It is the only one that has some connection to the conclusion - increasing compensation.

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21 Oct 2008, 10:00
clear C

D, N & OHW number is likely to rise. Their salaries should go down but the argument is saying they will go up because median age is increasing steadily.

C bridges the gap by saying older people need more attention than younger. world's population will have more older than younger people and hence the increase in D, N & OHW number will not be big enough to cause competition driving down wages, rather leading to the necessity of more such workers. more need for a particular expertise means more salary will be paid to those with such expertise.

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21 Oct 2008, 10:20
I will go with E, what is OA?

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21 Oct 2008, 22:57
icandy wrote:
clear C

D, N & OHW number is likely to rise. Their salaries should go down but the argument is saying they will go up because median age is increasing steadily.

C bridges the gap by saying older people need more attention than younger. world's population will have more older than younger people and hence the increase in D, N & OHW number will not be big enough to cause competition driving down wages, rather leading to the necessity of more such workers. more need for a particular expertise means more salary will be paid to those with such expertise.

C bridges gap between number of old and professional required ,their attention!!HOW DOES IT SUFFICE FOR COMPENSATION AND SALARIES???????

OA is C
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22 Oct 2008, 00:08
went with C, but it was a tough choice

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22 Oct 2008, 02:15
spriya: excellent approach!

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