A physician who is too thorough in conducting a medical checkup is likely to subject the patient to the discomfort an...

James on September 12 at 08:13PM

I chose E

A doctor who is too thorough will subject the patient to unnecessary tests A doctor who is not thorough enough will miss serious problems Therefore it is unwise for someone to have checkups if they don't feel ill. Does the fact that someone doesn't feel ill mean that they are healthy? Answer choice B makes the claim that it is unwise for a healthy person to get medical checkups, not that it is unwise for a person who doesn't feel ill to get medical checkups. Answer choice E I think is more correct because if a thorough physician is making their decision to order tests by carefully questioning patients, and they are asking a patient who doesn't feel ill those questions, then they would not order the tests on that basis. Can someone explain to me why this question is telling us that not feeling ill and being healthy are equivocal? If I am sea sick and not feeling well on a boat, am I unhealthy or am I sea sick?

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James on September 12 at 09:04PM

synonymous* not equivocal...

Emil on November 28 at 09:38PM

Hi, I think healthy generally means in good health. Someone who is seasick (a temporary condition with a clear cause that will abate once that chase is removed) but otherwise healthy is indeed healthy. B gives us a good reason to avoid going to the doctor, if one is healthy then going may actually lead to a decline in their health.

E actually weakens the argument. If doctors can eliminate these unnecessary tests, then there is no reason to avoid the doctor.