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Lawrence County has seven county run hospitals. Because three privatel

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The credited answer is (D). If the most at-risk patients, the patients most likely to die, are brought to the one hospital with all the specialists, then that hospital could do a fantastic job saving many of those high-risk patients, and even with this, enough of these patients could die to inflate the mortality rate of that particular hospital. Thus, the consultant's recommendation would result in closing the hospital with the highest concentration of specialists --- very problematic! This very seriously calls into question whether the consultant's recommendation is the best way to deal with this situation.

Choice (A) lets us know that at least one of the privately run hospitals is bad, but this is not one of the hospitals that is under consideration for closing --- only the seven county hospitals. This fact is irrelevant, so choice (A) is incorrect.

Choice (B), if anything, would strengthen the consultant's recommendation --- shutting that one hospital would get rid of what seems to be the worst hospital AND save the county the most money in the process! We want a weakener, not a strengthener. Choice (B) is incorrect.

The county needs to reduce its own costs. If, as a result of shutting one county hospitals, more people went to private hospitals and drove up costs there, that wouldn't be the county's problem. This is irrelevant, so choice (C) is incorrect.

Choice (E) tells us that other counties are different --- all have six or fewer county hospitals, but Lawrence County currently has seven. In general, this might suggest that closing one hospital would be a satisfactory move, but we don't know whether some other factor (population, geographic size, road conditions, etc.) make Lawrence County meaningfully different from the other counties. Either, this fact is irrelevant, or it's a mild strengthener, and we need a weakener. Choice (E) is incorrect.
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New post 06 Oct 2018, 05:27
chetan2u has raised several questions on this question. I too agree with him. The patients, which are at most-risk, are brought to or visit the hospital with specialized staff. How does it relate to fatal mortality rate?
This pattern: hospital <--> at-risk patients <--> mortality rate is used to frame many questions and, unfortunately, some of them are questionable even though they are created by respectable prep companies.
So, again, there is no source comparable to OG.
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(A) lets us know that at least one of the privately run hospitals is bad, but this is not one of the hospitals that is under consideration for closing --- only the seven county hospitals. This fact is irrelevant, so choice (A) is incorrect.

(B), if anything, would strengthen the consultant's recommendation --- shutting that one hospital would get rid of what seems to be the worst hospital AND save the county the most money in the process! We want a weakener, not a strengthener. Choice (B) is incorrect.

(C) The county needs to reduce its own costs. If, as a result of shutting one county hospitals, more people went to private hospitals and drove up costs there, that wouldn't be the county's problem. This is irrelevant, so choice (C) is incorrect.

(D) If the most at-risk patients, the patients most likely to die, are brought to the one hospital with all the specialists, then that hospital could do a fantastic job saving many of those high-risk patients, and even with this, enough of these patients could die to inflate the mortality rate of that particular hospital. Thus, the consultant's recommendation would result in closing the hospital with the highest concentration of specialists --- very problematic! This very seriously calls into question whether the consultant's recommendation is the best way to deal with this situation. So Choice D is the Answer

(E) tells us that other counties are different --- all have six or fewer county hospitals, but Lawrence County currently has seven. In general, this might suggest that closing one hospital would be a satisfactory move, but we don't know whether some other factor (population, geographic size, road conditions, etc.) make Lawrence County meaningfully different from the other counties. Either, this fact is irrelevant, or it's a mild strengthener, and we need a weakener. Choice (E) is incorrect.
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