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# Of patients over 65 years old who survived coronary bypass

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25 Apr 2018, 02:31
Conclusion: Doctors are more interested in making money or in practicing the skills.
Premise: 25% of people are not benefited from this surgery.(this supports the argument above)

We need to weaken this argument. So we need to find something :
a) telling 25% people who didn't benefit didn't follow some process.
b) Something telling doctors have enough money and enough patients to practice.

Only answer E) states that Doctors are not interested in money or practice as they were not aware of these patients. Patients were NOT DISTINGUISHABLE.
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30 Apr 2018, 03:53
It has to be Option E. Option D clearly states that patients over 65 years age who did not benefited from surgery were fully kept informed about the risks and benefits from the surgery as those who benefited. Its just a paraphrasing of what is mentioned in the argument. Whereas in Option E, patients are medically indistinguishable which means that doctors are not aware of differences between two patients before the operation
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20 Jul 2018, 11:02
If the person who didn't benefit from the surgery was medically indistinguishable from those people who benefited, them how would a doctor pick that person specifically to hone his skills. Clearly E is the weakener
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04 Aug 2018, 02:14
Of D and E, I did mark option D as my correct answer.

My understanding of option 'E' to eleminate :
Without the phrase 'prior to their surgery' in option E, answer seems correct.

But with phrase 'prior to their surgery', option E seems incorrect.
Reason : option E states that patients who did not benefit from a surgery were medically indistinguishable and this implies that doctors were fully aware that the surgery would be unsuccessful as those patients were medically indistinguishable patients.

Please throw some light on where am I thinking wrong.

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