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It is well established that surgical patients whose core body temperat

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It is well established that surgical patients whose core body temperatures fall below 36 C (around 96.8 F) during surgery have much higher mortality rates than surgical patients whose core body temperatures remain above 36 C. Consequently, mortality rates could be significantly reduced during surgery if operating rooms were kept significantly warmer than they are presently kept under standard hospital guidelines, which call for temperatures of 21 C (around 69.8 F).

Which of the following, if true, most strongly counters the view that surgical mortality rates could be reduced by raising operating room temperatures?

a) Surgical mortality rates are slightly higher during summer months than during winter months.

b) Delivery rooms tend to be kept at slightly higher temperatures than other operating rooms (around 24 C or 75.2 F) because premature babies are especially vulnerable to hypothermia.

c) It is more costly to maintain surgical equipment at temperatures above 21 C.

d) Nurses and medical technicians prefer working in room temperatures less than 24 C.

e) Manual dexterity and mental alertness tend to decline as the temperature rises above 21 C and more significantly so at temperatures above 24 C.
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I think A is the right answer because it says exactly the contrary. All the others mention fact that doesn't exist in the passage (babies???, costs, preferences).
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Answer should be c. Since it is costly to maintain the surgical equipments above 21c so hospital doesn't do that and this could be an alternative reason for low mortality.

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I think the answer is E
If the temperature is increased then the doctors might commit some mistake and there will more errors in judgements .
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