Statistics and the QWERTY keyboard

I’ve often wondered why we still use the QWERTY keyboard, which dates from 1868. It is terribly inefficient. More of the common letters are on the left hand, and valuable central real estate is wasted on less-common consonants like F, J, V and B. The right pinky is bizarrely wasted on a semicolon, of allContinue reading “Statistics and the QWERTY keyboard”

A simple method for measuring disease reporting completeness

One of my larger projects involves helping to come up with a new standard for measuring the completeness of cancer reporting. The concept is pretty straightforward: take the cases that have been reported divided by the total number of cases that exist. You want this to be as close to 100% as possible. If itContinue reading “A simple method for measuring disease reporting completeness”