Risk Analysis Foundations, Models, and Methods

  • Louis Anthony CoxJr.

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 515-556

About this book


Risk Analysis: Foundations, Models, and Methods fully addresses the questions of "What is health risk analysis?" and "How can its potentialities be developed to be most valuable to public health decision-makers and other health risk managers?" Risk analysis provides methods and principles for answering these questions. It is divided into methods for assessing, communicating, and managing health risks. Risk assessment quantitatively estimates the health risks to individuals and to groups from hazardous exposures and from the decisions or activities that create them. It applies specialized models and methods to quantify likely exposures and their resulting health risks. Its goal is to produce information to improve decisions. It does this by relating alternative decisions to their probable consequences and by identifying those decisions that make preferred outcomes more likely. Health risk assessment draws on explicit engineering, biomathematical, and statistical consequence models to describe or simulate the causal relations between actions and their probable effects on health. Risk communication characterizes and presents information about health risks and uncertainties to decision-makers and stakeholders. Risk management applies principles for choosing among alternative decision alternatives or actions that affect exposure, health risks, or their consequences.


Public Health Simulation Stakeholder algorithms assessment calculus decision support management modeling optimization risk analysis risk management

Authors and affiliations

  • Louis Anthony CoxJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Cox Associates and University of ColoradoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5268-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0847-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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