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risk-benefit

[risk-ben-uh-fit] /ˈrɪskˈbɛn ə fɪt/
adjective
1.
involving studies, testing, etc., to establish whether the benefits, as of a course of medical treatment, outweigh the risks involved:
to arrive at a risk-benefit ratio.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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  • So it may actually make risk-benefit sense not to vote.
  • Of course, evolutionary bottlenecks may end up increasing diversity, so it's a risk-benefit situation.
  • Even if there were a real link between vaccines and risk of autism, the risk-benefit ratio still favors vaccination.
  • But effective policy involves more than a simple risk-benefit equation.

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