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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 is 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?
This answer choice neither weakens nor supports the plan to use the system. The fact that most other hospitals have tried other systems doesn't tell us anything about this system.
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.
This answer choice supports the plan to use the system while you were supposed to weaken it. If the system results in a well-run hospital, and if people donate money to such hospitals, then the board members were right - the system is financially beneficial.
This answer choice supports the plan to use the system while you were supposed to weaken it. It provides an example of a hospital whose financial situation was improved by the system, showing that it is likely that Amgudnow will benefit from it too.
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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.