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Reporting to a committee of his medical partners about one of the seven patients in his care, a physician concluded, "A brief physical exam has indicated that the patient does not have disease X." The committee insisted that the physician's conclusion be changed to, "The patient does not display any of the visible symptoms of disease X, such as skin irritation and inflammation."

Which of the following, if true, provides the best logical justification for the committee's insistence that the physician's conclusion be changed?

A. Of the six other patients in the physician's care, four suffer from disease X.
B. Disease X could be present in a patient who does not display any physical symptoms of disease X.
C. The physician has never misdiagnosed a patient's condition.
D. The patients of every other member of the committee have undergone complete batteries of tests for the presence of disease X.
E. If left untreated, disease X can be fatal in patients with deficient immune systems.

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Reporting to a committee of his medical partners about one of the seven patients in his care, a physician concluded, "A brief physical exam has indicated that the patient does not have disease X." The committee insisted that the physician's conclusion be changed to, "The patient does not display any of the visible symptoms of disease X, such as skin irritation and inflammation."

Which of the following, if true, provides the best logical justification for the committee's insistence that the physician's conclusion be changed?

A. Of the six other patients in the physician's care, four suffer from disease X.
B. Disease X could be present in a patient who does not display any physical symptoms of disease X.
C. The physician has never misdiagnosed a patient's condition.
D. The patients of every other member of the committee have undergone complete batteries of tests for the presence of disease X.
E. If left untreated, disease X can be fatal in patients with deficient immune systems.


Meaning of initial statement: The patient does not have disease X
Meaning of the second statement: This patient does not show any visible symptoms of the disease X

What if there are certain hidden symptoms of the disease X that are not visible.
The same thought is conveyed in Option B

Correct Option: B
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I do not like this question at all because it uses a pre-knowledge of medical subject. The question leaves the detail about "6 other patient". OA should be A.
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I do not like this question at all because it uses a pre-knowledge of medical subject. The question leaves the detail about "6 other patient". OA should be A.

Hi i don't think we need to know anything about the rest of the patients.The insistence that the prescription be changed is applied to only 1 patient.

"A brief physical exam has indicated that the patient does not have disease X."
IMHO,this sentence is a bit self-contradictory.In order to conclude something,a thorough examination should be made.
However,the physician concludes something base on a BRIEF physical exam..!?
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Reporting to a committee of his medical partners about one of the seven patients in his care, a physician concluded, "A brief physical exam has indicated that the patient does not have disease X." The committee insisted that the physician's conclusion be changed to, "The patient does not display any of the visible symptoms of disease X, such as skin irritation and inflammation."

Which of the following, if true, provides the best logical justification for the committee's insistence that the physician's conclusion be changed?

A. Of the six other patients in the physician's care, four suffer from disease X.
Does not mean that all of the patients suffer from the disease.
B. Disease X could be present in a patient who does not display any physical symptoms of disease X.
Correct reason and support for the committee response.
C. The physician has never misdiagnosed a patient's condition.
Out of scope.
D. The patients of every other member of the committee have undergone complete batteries of tests for the presence of disease X.
Does not support why the committee suggested changes.
E. If left untreated, disease X can be fatal in patients with deficient immune systems.
Out of scope of the argument.
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