Making Inferences from Statistics
I. Pre-Listening Exercise
II. Listening Exercise
III. Post-Listening Exercise
Check the meanings
of the following words and expressions:
1. What can accurately predict whether a hospital will close?
A. Its geographical position
B. the unemployment rate and per capita income of the local population
C. the global aging phenomenon
2. Why could selecting the wrong location for a new hospital significantly increase operational costs and stymie future growth?
A. because a reduction in hospitals will negatively affect the medical sector
B. because of the saturated and fiercely competitive medical service sector
C. because Taiwan officially became a “rapidly aging society” in 1993
3. Why is Taiwan’s hospital sector unique?
A. It includes private, non-profit and government-owned facilities that occasionally compete for the same patients.
B. It develops strategic models that resemble those applied in industry.
C. Its hospitals are not distributed uniformly around the island.
4. What do hospitals fiercely compete with clinics for?
A. growth potential
B. governmental subsidies
5. What is evidence of Taiwan’s enormous growth potential?
A. the fact that patients account for only 5% of revenue in the health care sector
B. the financial accountability of hospitals
C. the establishment of many hospitals and increasing competitiveness in the medical care sector
Write a paragraph that makes an inference from statistics regarding a product or service by following this structure:
1. Briefly introduce a market trend. 簡述市場趨勢
2. Use statistics that reflect this market trend and its impact.運用反映市場趨勢的統計結果及其影響
3. State implications of those statistics. 統計結果的運用