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The Will Rogers Effect

H. James Norton, George W. Divine

Mathematics Topic:
Article, Probability, Statistics
Application Areas:
Medicine, Economics

| ©2007 by COMAP, Inc. | The UMAP Journal 28.1 | 11 pages |


The Will Rogers phenomenon came to our attention in an article presented for discussion at Surgery Journal Club at the first author’s hospital. The phenomenon was cited as a possible explanation for secular changes in cancer death rates. Our first reaction was: Is this the same Will Rogers (1879–1935) who was a famous American Indian / cowboy / actor / raconteur known for quotes such as “All I know is what I read in the papers”; “Everybody is ignorant. Only on different subjects”; and “My ancestors didn’t come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat”?

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION

DISCUSSION
Lead-Time Bias
Stage Migration

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

VEHICLE FLEET GAS MILEAGE

CONCLUSIONS

WHY WILL ROGERS?

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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