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Lists of hospitals have been compiled showing which hospitals have patient death rates exceeding the national average. The data have been adjusted to allow for differences in the ages of patients.

Each of the following, if true, provides a good logical ground for hospitals to object to interpreting rank on these lists as one of the indices of the quality of hospital care EXCEPT:

(A) Rank order might indicate insignificant differences, rather than large differences, in numbers of patient deaths.

(B) Hospitals that keep patients longer are likely to have higher death rates than those that discharge patients earlier but do not record deaths of patients at home after discharge.

(C) Patients who are very old on admission to a hospital are less likely than younger patients to survive the same types of illnesses or surgical procedures.

(D) Some hospitals serve a larger proportion of low-income patients, who tend to be more seriously ill when admitted to a hospital.

(E) For-profit hospitals sometimes do not provide intensive-care units and other expensive services for very sick patients but refer or transfer such patients to other hospitals.

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"C". The age factor is already considered in the ranking system.

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(A) Rank order might indicate insignificant differences, rather than large differences, in numbers of patient deaths.I don't really think this providea a "good logical ground" but C is the "better" answer
(B) Hospitals that keep patients longer are likely to have higher death rates than those that discharge patients earlier but do not record deaths of patients at home after discharge.Hospitals can say they are better than their rank because they chose to keep the really sick
(C) Patients who are very old on admission to a hospital are less likely than younger patients to survive the same types of illnesses or surgical procedures.This is the only one that clearly doesn't refute the list and rank, as the rank has already been adjusted for age. Best answer.
(D) Some hospitals serve a larger proportion of low-income patients, who tend to be more seriously ill when admitted to a hospital.The hospital could still provide good care, but just get a lot of poor patients
(E) For-profit hospitals sometimes do not provide intensive-care units and other expensive services for very sick patients but refer or transfer such patients to other hospitals.The hospitals with IC units will get a lot more really sick people, but that doesn't mean the for-profit hospitals are better

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The OA is C

And here is a detail explanation.
http://www.beatthegmat.com/cr-1000-test3-7-t166.html

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IMO C...
Since it has already been mentioned in the argument that the data is already adjusted for the age difference.
so the option provides least ground for hospitals to object to interpret rank.

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I didnt understand what the stimulus says by:
Lists of hospitals have been compiled showing which hospitals have patient death rates exceeding the national average. The data have been adjusted to allow for differences in the ages of patients.

Also, what's wrong with A. Can someone give more details?
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C it is

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I didnt understand what the stimulus says by:
Lists of hospitals have been compiled showing which hospitals have patient death rates exceeding the national average. The data have been adjusted to allow for differences in the ages of patients.

Also, what's wrong with A. Can someone give more details?


M not alear withe sort of adjustment . Also Can someone explain the logic in A which makes it an acceptable objection .
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+1 for C.

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