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# Mr. Primm: If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent

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Mr. Primm: If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent on profits for their survival, there would be no teaching hospitals, because of the intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals.
Ms. Nakai: I disagree. The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians. This, in turn, enables those hospitals to concentrate on nonroutine cases.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Nakai's attempt to refute Mr. Primm's claim?

A. Doctors at teaching hospitals command high salaries.
B. Sophisticated, nonroutine medical care commands a high price.
C. Existing teaching hospitals derive some revenue from public subsidies.
D. The patient mortality rate at teaching hospitals is high.
E. The modern trend among physicians is to become highly specialized.

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05 Oct 2010, 06:08
I think its B . If unusual cases can fetch more money . Than these hospital will have
some source.(Not sure abt my reasoning)
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05 Oct 2010, 10:16
i think its B..OA plz

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05 Oct 2010, 23:04
b for me.
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07 Oct 2010, 02:03
OA Pls?

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08 Oct 2010, 14:39
B for me. . .high revenue from care would compensate for the high cost of running teaching hospital

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09 Oct 2010, 00:20
b for me

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18 May 2011, 03:57
nothing except B
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19 May 2011, 10:08
there is nothing to think , this is a clear B.
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19 May 2011, 10:50
B is the only answer that strengthens Ms. Nakai's attempt to refute Mr. Primm's claim.
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05 May 2012, 22:29
B for me..OA plz
no other options touches the point of non-routine care and profits

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06 May 2012, 03:29
pzazz12 wrote:
Mr. Primm: If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent on profits for their survival, there would be no teaching hospitals, because of the intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals.
Ms. Nakai: I disagree. The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians. This, in turn, enables those hospitals to concentrate on nonroutine cases.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Nakai's attempt to refute Mr. Primm's claim?

A. Doctors at teaching hospitals command high salaries.
B. Sophisticated, nonroutine medical care commands a high price.
C. Existing teaching hospitals derive some revenue from public subsidies.
D. The patient mortality rate at teaching hospitals is high.
E. The modern trend among physicians is to become highly specialized.

According to me B is the right answer.What is OA??

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06 Aug 2012, 07:08
piyushksharma wrote:
pzazz12 wrote:
Mr. Primm: If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent on profits for their survival, there would be no teaching hospitals, because of the intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals.
Ms. Nakai: I disagree. The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians. This, in turn, enables those hospitals to concentrate on nonroutine cases.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Nakai's attempt to refute Mr. Primm's claim?

A. Doctors at teaching hospitals command high salaries.
B. Sophisticated, nonroutine medical care commands a high price.
C. Existing teaching hospitals derive some revenue from public subsidies.
D. The patient mortality rate at teaching hospitals is high.
E. The modern trend among physicians is to become highly specialized.

According to me B is the right answer.What is OA??

I think its E, as point B nowhere refute's Primm's claim , how can a hospital survive if it needs more money?

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06 Aug 2012, 07:31
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piyushksharma wrote:
pzazz12 wrote:
Mr. Primm: If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent on profits for their survival, there would be no teaching hospitals, because of the intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals.
Ms. Nakai: I disagree. The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians. This, in turn, enables those hospitals to concentrate on nonroutine cases.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Nakai's attempt to refute Mr. Primm's claim?

A. Doctors at teaching hospitals command high salaries.
B. Sophisticated, nonroutine medical care commands a high price.
C. Existing teaching hospitals derive some revenue from public subsidies.
D. The patient mortality rate at teaching hospitals is high.
E. The modern trend among physicians is to become highly specialized.

According to me B is the right answer.What is OA??

I think its E, as point B nowhere refute's Primm's claim , how can a hospital survive if it needs more money?

I agree, its E. Its providing the base for Ms. Nakai's argument that "The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians".

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06 Aug 2012, 11:06
IMO B.
B addresses the cost issue of the argument and hence strengthen the argument. High non routine case high profit.
Waiting for OA!!!
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06 Aug 2012, 13:49
Mr. Primm contention is that teaching hospitals will bring little profit. Ms. Nakai counters by stating that teaching hospitals will attract the best physicians. Because only the best physicians can focus on nonroutine cases, the hospitals will be profitable. The assumption is that nonroutine cases must be expensive, otherwise Ms. Nakai's claim fall apart. (B) states exactly this. Nonroutine care is expensive and thus teaching hospitals will be profitable.

(E) does not address Ms. Nakai's argument. That physicians specialize does not mean that they will bring in more money. And be careful not to bring in outside information. That is do no assume specialization, even if it is generally true in the real world, equals higher-paid physicians.
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22 Aug 2012, 08:44
OA is B
its a question from 1000 cr..
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23 Aug 2012, 03:01
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Mr. Primm contention is that teaching hospitals will bring little profit. Ms. Nakai counters by stating that teaching hospitals will attract the best physicians. Because only the best physicians can focus on nonroutine cases, the hospitals will be profitable. The assumption is that nonroutine cases must be expensive, otherwise Ms. Nakai's claim fall apart. (B) states exactly this. Nonroutine care is expensive and thus teaching hospitals will be profitable.

(E) does not address Ms. Nakai's argument. That physicians specialize does not mean that they will bring in more money. And be careful not to bring in outside information. That is do no assume specialization, even if it is generally true in the real world, equals higher-paid physicians.

Option B says that nonroutine medical care commands a high price. That does make non routine medical care profitable.They might still make a loss on those. I believe none of the options are accurate. However B does seem to be the best fit.

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1. If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent on profits for their survival, there would be no teaching hospitals(means teaching hospitals are not dependent on profits for their survival) , because of the intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals(BUT cost of running such hospitals is high)
2. I disagree. The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians. This, in turn, enables those hospitals to concentrate on non routine cases.
A.Doctors at teaching hospitals command high salaries-strengthens Mr. Primm's claim as cost of running is high so salaries might also be high.ELIMINATE
B. Sophisticated, non routine medical care commands a high price.- IF the non routine medical care is high then it conforms to 1's claim, which he explicitly states-" intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals". This ALSO strengthens Mr. Primm's claim.ELIMINATE
C. Existing teaching hospitals derive some revenue from public subsidies.-This could be true but it does not strengthen Ms. Nakai claim on the basis of which she refuses Mr. Primm's claim.ELIMINATE
D. The patient mortality rate at teaching hospitals is high.- does not effect the argument; IRRELEVANT
E. The modern trend among physicians is to become highly specialized.-This is true as the physicians are working at teaching hospitals to face medical challenges and the common understanding is that only if you face medical challenges will you become become highly specialized. So, this strengthens Nakai's claim.
Bumping for further discussions.
Moreover, I don't agree with Christopher Lele when he says "And be careful not to bring in outside information"
This logic holds good only for draw a conclusion and draw an assumtion questions as you have to stay as close to the premises as possible.
For strengthen/weaken questions many correct answer choices bring in information and ideas that are not present in the argument at all.

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22 Oct 2013, 09:46
pzazz12 wrote:
Mr. Primm: If hospitals were private enterprises, dependent on profits for their survival, there would be no teaching hospitals, because of the intrinsically high cost of running such hospitals.
Ms. Nakai: I disagree. The medical challenges provided by teaching hospitals attract the very best physicians. This, in turn, enables those hospitals to concentrate on nonroutine cases.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Nakai's attempt to refute Mr. Primm's claim?

A. Doctors at teaching hospitals command high salaries.
B. Sophisticated, nonroutine medical care commands a high price.
C. Existing teaching hospitals derive some revenue from public subsidies.
D. The patient mortality rate at teaching hospitals is high.
E. The modern trend among physicians is to become highly specialized.

I think B is not a correct answer because it confirms that Mr. Primm has right about the high cost of non routine cases. Mr. Nakai affirms that the medical challenges offered by the teaching hospitals go beyond the profit, and even if the costs are high these kind of hospitals will attract anyway the specialists and with that concentrate on non routine cases.

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