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# Though the concept of managed care may evoke for some people images of

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Though the concept of managed care may evoke for some people images of a health care system in which not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could result in better overall health care at a substantially lower cost than that of non-managed systems.

A. not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could
B. accountants make decisions rather than doctors, when implemented properly it could
C. a decision is made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly they can
D. decisions were made by accountants instead of doctors, but when implemented properly it can
E. decisions are made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly it can

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Originally posted by aragonn on 17 Apr 2018, 22:05.
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Though the concept of managed care may evoke for some people images of a health care system in which not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could result in better overall health care at a substantially lower cost than that of non-managed systems.

Edited.

We are comparing "health care system" with "non-managed systems". We need "it" at place of "they".

But "it" may refer to "concept". Expert advice needed.

But still placement of "when" is not convincing.

A. not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could

B. accountants make decisions rather than doctors, when implemented properly it could

C. a decision is made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly they can

D. decisions were made by accountants instead of doctors, but when implemented properly it can

E. decisions are made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly it can

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18 Apr 2018, 09:19
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decisions is used so they is better
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18 Apr 2018, 19:29
rohitgmat2017 wrote:
A coz decisons -> they

put the decisions in place of they and read it again .
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18 Apr 2018, 19:36
Ask yourself, what implemented properly ??? is it the decision or the concept of care system. That is the key of this question.
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21 Apr 2018, 00:04
Stuck between B & E, chose B. please help with the use of could & can in this sentence.
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21 Apr 2018, 02:34
Concept should have pronoun as

it

not they (Singular antecedent).
Secondly,

decisions are

is correct. Were makes it past.
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21 Apr 2018, 08:45
Between B and E, but chose B in the end because it’s less passive - Accounts make decisions vs decisions are made by accountants. Why is E correct?
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21 Apr 2018, 09:31
less passive - something like this even exist ? :D
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23 Apr 2018, 04:33
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Though the concept of managed care may evoke for some people images of a health care system in which not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could result in better overall health care at a substantially lower cost than that of non-managed systems.

B. accountants make decisions rather than doctors, when implemented properly it could
E. decisions are made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly it can

I was left with B and E. In the end I chose E. Doesn't B incorrectly imply that accountants also make doctors? I know it sounds weird but hence its wrong according to my reasoning. The structure in B is "accountants make X rather Y".

In contrast to that in E we use the correct structure "decisions are made by X rather than Y". This conveys the correct meaning.

I would appreciate feedback on my reasoning

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02 May 2018, 20:57
The difference in answer choices which I noted was usage of "it" and "they" in when clause after comma

Sentence is talking about concept so "they" is incorrect so A and C are out

D is wrong due to usage of "were made".no past is required here

Bw B and E
Sentence stresses on what happens in concept wrt meaning "decisions" at start makes more sense
And sound more appropriate when compared with accountants..

Though jag of passive makes E less selective but meaning wise it is surely better than B

Also could and can
Could refers to less possibility whereas can refers to more possibility.we can go through this as well

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15 Jan 2019, 03:25
aragonn wrote:
Though the concept of managed care may evoke for some people images of a health care system in which not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could result in better overall health care at a substantially lower cost than that of non-managed systems.

A. not doctors but rather accountants make the decisions, when implemented properly they could
B. accountants make decisions rather than doctors, when implemented properly it could
C. a decision is made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly they can
D. decisions were made by accountants instead of doctors, but when implemented properly it can
E. decisions are made by accountants rather than doctors, when implemented properly it can

A and C are out since they both have the same SV disagreement. They both use ‘they’ to refer to ‘the concept’. D improperly uses the past tense so it is out. B is correct but a little awkward. E is a passive sentence but it is still better than B. B should be selected.
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