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Reading Comprehension: Application Questions

A hospital director is most likely to agree with which of the following statements about readmissions?

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This answer choice relies on the fact that hospitals want to limit readmissions to save money, which is the concern of the insurance companies and Medicare, not hospitals.

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Although hospitals are concerned with patient welfare, the passage tells us that the hospitals' interest in readmissions is financial.

Incorrect.

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurrences.

Incorrect.

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Hospitals are not concerned for insurance providers and Medicare as much as they are concerned for their own interests.

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Because hospitals benefit financially from readmissions, they would not agree to lower the rate of readmissions without receiving money in return.

Incorrect.

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurence.

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Hospitals are not concerned for insurance providers and Medicare as much as they are concerned for their own interests.

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Hospitals are not concerned for insurance providers and Medicare as much as they are concerned for their own interests.

Incorrect.

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurence.

Good job!

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurence.

Incorrect.

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Hospitals are not concerned for insurance providers and Medicare as much as they are concerned for their own interests.

Good job!

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Because hospitals benefit financially from readmissions, they would not agree to lower the rate of readmissions without receiving money in return.

Incorrect.

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Hospitals are not concerned for insurance providers and Medicare as much as they are concerned for their own interests.

Good job!

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Because hospitals benefit financially from readmissions, they would not agree to lower the rate of readmissions without receiving money in return.

Incorrect.

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurence.

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurrence.

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In the given situation, where hospitals and insurance providers are at odds, it is unlikely that a hospital manager will be concerned for insurance providers and Medicare as much he or she would be concerned for the hospital's own interests.

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Because hospitals benefit financially from readmissions, they would not agree to lower the rate of readmissions without receiving money in return.

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Since hospitals make money from each readmission, they would not be interested in reducing their occurence.

The high rate of readmissions should not be reduced because readmissions are beneficial to the patients.
Hospital readmissions are currently too expensive and their high occurrence should be reduced.
Rates of hospital readmissions should not be lowered without providing compensation to the admitting hospitals.
Hospitals should limit readmissions to patients who can afford it themselves.
The rate of readmissions should not be reduced as it would not be beneficial in the long run to the insurance providers and Medicare.