risk-benefit

[risk-ben-uh-fit]
adjective
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:
1970–75

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So it may actually make risk-benefit sense not to vote.
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