It is currently 24 Mar 2018, 03:17

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

SC Moderator
Joined: 13 Apr 2015
Posts: 1600
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
WE: Analyst (Retail)
OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Mar 2016, 23:39
1
KUDOS
5
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

77% (01:16) correct 23% (01:28) wrong based on 785 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

It is generally believed that people receiving frequent medical checkups are likely to need hospitalization less frequently than they would otherwise; after all, many things can be done following a checkup to prevent problems that, if ignored, might become acute and then require hospitalization. But for people with chronic illnesses, frequent medical checkups are likely to lead to more frequent hospitalization since __________.

(A) the recommended treatments for complications of many chronic illnesses involve hospitalization, even if those complications are detected while barely noticeable

(B) medical checkups sometimes do not reveal early symptoms of those chronic illnesses that are best treated in a hospital

(C) the average length of a hospital stay is the same for those who receive frequent checkups as for those who do not

(D) people with chronic illnesses generally receive medical checkups more frequently than people who are not chronically ill

(E) the average length of a hospital stay for people with a chronic illness tends to increase as the illness progresses

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Posting it here as I could not find the discussion for this question in GMAT Club
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
SVP
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 1897
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Mar 2016, 21:25
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
We need to continue a line of thought whenever answering a logical completion of the passage question.

Here the passages tells:

1. Frequent medical checkups - less frequent hospitalization because it can prevent acute problems
2. For chronic diseases, more frequent check up - more frequent hospitalization because ....
We need to find a reason for 2.

Option A tells us that treatments of chronic diseases involves hospitalization, hence the chronic patients need to be hospitalized more often.
Hence the correct option.
Intern
Joined: 19 Jul 2016
Posts: 14
Location: Moldova, Republic of
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2016, 14:18
3
KUDOS
Medical checkups for healthy people -------------> Reduced cases of hospitalization.
Medical checkups for chronically ill people ------> Increased cases of hospitalization. Why? There must be something with these checkups that requires hospitalization.

(A) the recommended treatments for complications of many chronic illnesses involve hospitalization, even if those complications are detected while barely noticeable
Correct. Even if there is a slight chance of an illness complication spotted during a checkup, chronically ill people should immediately be sent to a hospital.

(B) medical checkups sometimes do not reveal early symptoms of those chronic illnesses that are best treated in a hospital
Out of scope. This option talks about revealing the symptoms of chronic illnesses. Our prompt refers to people who already have chronic illnesses.

(C) the average length of a hospital stay is the same for those who receive frequent checkups as for those who do not
Out of scope. What happens in the hospital, including length of stay, is not relevant.

(D) people with chronic illnesses generally receive medical checkups more frequently than people who are not chronically ill
Runner-up. If they receive medical checkups more frequently, these people end up in hospital more often. However we still don't know WHY this happens.

(E) the average length of a hospital stay for people with a chronic illness tends to increase as the illness progresses
Out of scope. This is very sad. It also refers to what happens in future, which is irrelevant. We still do not know why chronically ill people end up in hospital after medical checkups.
Intern
Joined: 30 Nov 2016
Posts: 15
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Jan 2017, 02:41
EugeneFish wrote:
Medical checkups for healthy people -------------> Reduced cases of hospitalization.
Medical checkups for chronically ill people ------> Increased cases of hospitalization. Why? There must be something with these checkups that requires hospitalization.

(A) the recommended treatments for complications of many chronic illnesses involve hospitalization, even if those complications are detected while barely noticeable
Correct. Even if there is a slight chance of an illness complication spotted during a checkup, chronically ill people should immediately be sent to a hospital.

(B) medical checkups sometimes do not reveal early symptoms of those chronic illnesses that are best treated in a hospital
Out of scope. This option talks about revealing the symptoms of chronic illnesses. Our prompt refers to people who already have chronic illnesses.

(C) the average length of a hospital stay is the same for those who receive frequent checkups as for those who do not
Out of scope. What happens in the hospital, including length of stay, is not relevant.

(D) people with chronic illnesses generally receive medical checkups more frequently than people who are not chronically ill
Runner-up. If they receive medical checkups more frequently, these people end up in hospital more often. However we still don't know WHY this happens.

(E) the average length of a hospital stay for people with a chronic illness tends to increase as the illness progresses
Out of scope. This is very sad. It also refers to what happens in future, which is irrelevant. We still do not know why chronically ill people end up in hospital after medical checkups.

thank you for your explanation but I still don't understand why choice A is correct
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Sep 2015
Posts: 477
Location: India
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Jan 2017, 16:32
(A) the recommended treatments for complications of many chronic illnesses involve hospitalization, even if those complications are detected while barely noticeable

(B) medical checkups sometimes do not reveal early symptoms of those chronic illnesses that are best treated in a hospital
this widens the gap thus wrong answer

(C) the average length of a hospital stay is the same for those who receive frequent checkups as for those who do not
out of scope

(D) people with chronic illnesses generally receive medical checkups more frequently than people who are not chronically ill

A causes B,but B will not necessarily cause A

(E) the average length of a hospital stay for people with a chronic illness tends to increase as the illness progresses
The average lenght is not discussed but the frequency of visits is discussed
Manager
Joined: 03 Jan 2017
Posts: 191
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Mar 2017, 14:27
we need to find an answer choice that would be opposite to the premise that more frequent checks lead to fewer hospitalizations
Status: It's now or never
Joined: 10 Feb 2017
Posts: 281
Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q40 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Aug 2017, 03:18
The correct choice is A - Justifies that people with chronic illnesses, checkups may more often result in treatments that require hospitalization than in treatments that could prevent hospitalization.
_________________

Class of 2019: Mannheim Business School
Class 0f 2020: HHL Leipzig

BSchool Forum Moderator
Joined: 05 Jul 2017
Posts: 259
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V36
GPA: 4
Re: OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Sep 2017, 07:10
Hello GMATNinja sayantanc2k

I am confused between A and B and not sure why B is wrong

(B) medical checkups sometimes do not reveal early symptoms of those chronic illnesses that are best treated in a hospital

If chronic illnesses have a low probability to be determined, then regular checkups might increase this probability. If the probability increases, then the patients have a more likelihood that they will be hospitalized and hence this can be the potential answer

Can you share your thoughts here?
_________________
Status: It's now or never
Joined: 10 Feb 2017
Posts: 281
Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q40 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Sep 2017, 08:40
1
KUDOS
Hi @Pikolo,

Statement B is incorrect. Let's deep-dive into the hypothesis. The fact that occasionally a checkup fails to reveal early symptoms of a chronic illness best treated in a hospital does not indicate that frequent checkups of people with chronic illnesses would lead to more frequent hospitalization than less frequent checkups would. Thus, this talks about revealing the symptoms of chronic illnesses, on the other hand, we are looking for a prompt that refers to people who ALREADY HAVE chronic illness.

Hope this helps.
_________________

Class of 2019: Mannheim Business School
Class 0f 2020: HHL Leipzig

OG Verbal Review: It is generally believed that people receiving   [#permalink] 05 Sep 2017, 08:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by