The Will Rogers phenomenon: the effect of different diagnostic criteria.

@article{Sormani2009TheWR,
  title={The Will Rogers phenomenon: the effect of different diagnostic criteria.},
  author={Maria Pia Sormani},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={287 Suppl 1},
  pages={S46-9}
}
The 'Will Rogers phenomenon' is an apparent epidemiological paradox named after a remark made by the humorist Will Rogers about migration during the American economic depression of the 1930's: "When the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, they raised the average intelligence level in both states." In 1985, Alvan Feinstein proposed the name 'Will Rogers Phenomenon' to describe the 'stage migration' he observed in patients with cancer. Changes in the criteria for assigning patients to… CONTINUE READING
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