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A management protocol system that offers a unique method for the administration of every operational factor from rules to be obeyed by employees to the scheduling of equipment and supply purchases can be installed by any hospital that wishes to do so, free of charge. The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest. It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?

(A) The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.
(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.
(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.
(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.
(E)Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.
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(A) The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.
Strengthens the plan
(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.
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(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.
Strengthen
(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.
Strengthen the plan
(E)Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.
Weaken the plan , as it would lead to higher costs for the end customer

(E) should be the correct choice among the options
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Hi,

What is the conclusion?

Is it financial benefit(...perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest) or is it that it would improve efficiency and provide high level of satisfaction(cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times)?

I think the latter is a fact and not a conclusion.

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A management protocol system that offers a unique method for the administration of every operational factor from rules to be obeyed by employees to the scheduling of equipment and supply purchases can be installed by any hospital that wishes to do so, free of charge. The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest. It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?

(A) The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.
(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.
(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.
(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.
(E)Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.


IMO E
we have to weaken :the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors

BOARDS thought:The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially

OPTION E:Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.
CLEARY this weakens the BOARDS thought ...since hospital serveices are very costly so they are not going to benefit financially.

lets see other options:

(A) The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use. ==>this doesnt say anything about how it will affect .hence OFS.

(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.
DOESNT weakens as there is no where written that staffs are not willing to accept new ideas in the hospital.

(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.
this will rather strengthens.

(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.
OUT OF SCOPE(OFS)

hence E
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Hi,

I think the conclusion here is not important because the question stem asks us to evaluate the effectiveness of the management protocol system from the point of view of the board of directions. The passage says that the board of directors feels that the plan will benefit them financially. We are asked to weaken their point of view.

Answer choice E says that the hospital costs are very high and are charged per day of hospitalisation. If you read the passage carefully, it is said in the passage that the plan is efficient in that it reduces recovery times. Now, if recovery times are reduced, then the patient will go home earlier than he would if the system were not in place. So, the hospital's revenues will decrease as a patient is charged per day of hospitalization and therefore, the financial viability of the management protocol system is undermined.

Answer choice E is the right choice. :)
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What is the conclusion?

Is it financial benefit(...perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest) or is it that it would improve efficiency and provide high level of satisfaction(cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times)?

I think the latter is a fact and not a conclusion.

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A management protocol system that offers a unique method for the administration of every operational factor from rules to be obeyed by employees to the scheduling of equipment and supply purchases can be installed by any hospital that wishes to do so, free of charge. The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest. It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?


The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.

Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.

Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.

The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.

Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.


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Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?

A. The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.

B. Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.

C. Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.

D. The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.

E. Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.
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management suggests a plan.
plan improves working atmosphere
proposal: plan will be successful

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A. The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use. (not first does no affect, others info cannot weaken.)

B. Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.
(may be true but does not affect the plan)

C. Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.
(strengthens the conclusion)

D. The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.
(this plan is supposed to handle things well so no worries. This does not apply to our caase)

E. Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.
(This is the only option which weakens or is negative about the plan success.)
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A management protocol system that offers a unique method for the administration of every operational factor from rules to be obeyed by employees to the scheduling of equipment and supply purchases can be installed by any hospital that wishes to do so, free of charge. The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest. It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?

A. The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.

B. Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.

C. Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.

D. The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.

E. Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.


The abysmal quality of the language used to frame this question is making it extra tough without adding any value in the preparation process. E which is the OA is basically referring to hospital services as "their" and then talking about the employment of some unspecified subject.

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A management protocol system that offers a unique method for the administration of every operational factor from rules to be obeyed by employees to the scheduling of equipment and supply purchases can be installed by any hospital that wishes to do so, free of charge. The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest. It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?

A. The management system has been applied to many hospitals similar in size to Amgudnow though for most it was the not the first of such protocols to have been adopted, others usually costing high prices for their use.

B. Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems.

C. Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.

D. The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight.

E. Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization.


The abysmal quality of the language used to frame this question is making it extra tough without adding any value in the preparation process. E which is the OA is basically referring to hospital services as "their" and then talking about the employment of some unspecified subject.



I totally agree.

Moreover, I have seen the OA and this not only increased my doubt about the question, but also made me really perplexed about not official questions by company.

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This answer choice states that hospital services are paid per day. Since we are told in the last premise that the system results in shorter recovery times, it follows that patients will be paying lower fees. Since the Amgudnow is never full, it doesn't need to constantly vacate beds. Therefore, the system will be too efficient, meaning that the patients will leave too soon with only small hospital bills and less financial benefit to the hospital.


Who says that a person will not perfom a Spiral TAC or a Pet in one day and from this without an insurance must pay a high bill's cost ?? the turnover is still the same but the hospital has financial benefit.

Really doubtful...........
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E weakens the statement because it introduces evidence that hospitals stays are already expensive so additional costs through the implementation of the management protocol system might not have the intended results in the argument

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E states that hospital services are paid per day. Since we are told in the last premise that the system results in shorter recovery times, it follows that patients will be paying lower fees. Since the Amgudnow is never full, it doesn't need to constantly vacate beds. Therefore, the system will be too efficient, meaning that the patients will leave too soon with only small hospital bills and less financial benefit to the hospital.
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Don't agree with OA
question stem mentions" It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.
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SO we are not sure that it is still implemented in the hospital or not
Choice B weakens the plan if hospital staff doesn't agree to work according to this new plan. '

checking the OE provides below explanation for choice B being incorrect

This answer choice neither weakens nor supports the plan to use the system. Since we are not told anything about the staff at the Amgudnow Hospital, we cannot assume that they will be willing, or unwilling, to adopt such a system. Therefore, we cannot use this statement to assess the success of such a system at Amgudnow

But the explanation goes wrong as without assuming what can go wrong with the plan we cannot say about the weakness of the plan

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was torn between B and E. unfortunately fell into the trap to believing the last sentence was the conclusion. really have to pay attention to the wording of the problem in this one. great question!

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A management protocol system that offers a unique method for the administration of every operational factor from rules to be obeyed by employees to the scheduling of equipment and supply purchases can be installed by any hospital that wishes to do so, free of charge. The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest. It has been proven that since the system results in a cooperative work environment with streamlined efficiency, its correct operation leads to a high level of satisfaction in workers and patients alike, reducing recovery times.


MPS => Unique moethod => administration operational factor. => free
conclusion is not that it will reduce recovery time, but conclusion is that it is financially benefit the hospital.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the plan of the hospital's board of directors?

(B) Although an effective protocol can be used to completely restructure an inefficient business or organization, the success of such a project depends heavily upon the willingness of the staff to accept new ideas and try different approaches to existing problems. => no effect on conclusion, we dont know if they will accpt it or may be they won't.
(C)Patients who have experienced professional and compassionate service while receiving care at a hospital are likely to recommend that hospital to others, and may even be willing to make a donation for the continuation of such service.=> strengthening the plan
(D) The bankruptcy of a hospital that in the past had suffered from legal problems caused by unprofessional patient handling as a result of being fully-occupied constantly was prevented due to the system's insight. => strengthening the plan

(E)Whether covered by medical insurance or paid for privately by an individual, hospital services are extremely expensive primarily because of the high cost of their trained employment, and are charged for per day of hospitalization. if patients are charged per day of Hospitalization then reducing recovery time will have opp. effect.

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its easy to eliminate A, C, D.
The difficulty lies in selecting the best one between B & E.

The correct answer is E and the efficiency of test makers is portrayed here.

Option B divulges you in selecting it.
It may be true in real life, but doesn't affect the plan here.

Option E weakens the plan suggested.

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souvik101990 wrote:
The board of directors at the Amgudnow Hospital, which is never fully occupied or excessively engaged, perceives the system as being very beneficial financially and so are planning to utilize it to its fullest.


I was totally lost in this question because of this sentence. I read it that the Board was unengaged, not the Hospital. Not until reading through the answers did it become clear. Oy vey.

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