Risk Analysis Foundations, Models, and Methods

Risk Analysis Foundations, Models, and Methods

by Louis Anthony Cox Jr.
     
 

Risk Analysis: Foundations, Models, and Methods goal is to produce inf ormation to improve decisions. It does this by relating alternative de cisions to their probable consequences and by identifying those decisi ons that make preferred outcomes more likely. Health risk assessment d raws on explicit engineering, biomathematical, and statistical consequ ence

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Risk Analysis: Foundations, Models, and Methods goal is to produce inf ormation to improve decisions. It does this by relating alternative de cisions to their probable consequences and by identifying those decisi ons that make preferred outcomes more likely. Health risk assessment d raws on explicit engineering, biomathematical, and statistical consequ ence models to describe or simulate the causal relations between actio ns and their probable effects on health. Risk communication characteri zes and presents information about health risks and uncertainties to d ecision-makers and stakeholders. Risk management applies principles fo r choosing among alternative decision alternatives or actions that aff ect exposure, health risks, or their consequences.

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'The book is well structured and based on the latest references to literature and software, including Web-links. [...]distinguishing characteristics of risk analysis and reltions to other disciplines as well as relations between different models and approaches are clearly presented, which aids the choice of an appropriate risk analysis model. [... The presentation of the material is comprehensible, thanks to the numerous didactic examples. [...] In summary, the book can be highly recommended as an overview on latest trends in risk analysis as well as a source of case studies, for teaching health, safety, and environmental risk analysis.'
OR News, 19 (2003)

"Health risk analysis is considered extensively in this book … many interesting questions (in theory as well as in applications) for operations researchers and management scientists are discussed. … The book contains more than 500 pages and more than 650 references. It is well written and structured, and in particular, the extensive number of examples provided throughout the book give an excellent insight in the topic of health risk analysis." (Stefan Nickel, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1060 (11), 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461352686
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, #45
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

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