Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Data correction

I posted on Thursday March 15, 2007 that a person dies every 17 minutes waiting for an organ.

That was wrong.

The current national average is 17 die every DAY. Not one every 17 minutes.

What's the difference?

Well, 17 per day equals 6,205 per year. (The number used varies from 15 to 18, with most using 17 per day).

One every 17 minutes would equal 30,917 per year. (Given 60 minutes to an hour, 1440 per day, 525,600 minutes per year).

No one corrected me on this error. I caught it myself. So that means that:
1) No one actually looks at the info I post.
2) The info I post is easily accepted as fact because I am a damn intelligent and very honest person.
3) The dismal web hits I am actually counting are bots and don't know data from errata.
4) I am the only one actually reading the details of this blog.
5) All of the above.

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