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Rev Sci Tech. 1993 Dec;12(4):1045-53.

Standardization of nomenclature for animal health risk analysis.

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United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

Abstract

The authors propose standard definitions for terms and concepts commonly used in agricultural risk analysis. The differences between risk analysis and risk assessment are explained, and the relationship of these two terms with the more familiar terms "epidemiology" and "biostatistics" is discussed. The authors stress the importance of differentiating words and phrases which share similar sounds but are subtly different, and the necessity of developing a common nomenclature in agricultural risk analysis. An opportunity is provided for readers to comment on the definitions presented.

PMID:
8312610
DOI:
10.20506/rst.12.4.744
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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