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risk

 [risk]
a danger or hazard; the probability of suffering harm.
attributable risk the amount or proportion of incidence of disease or death (or risk of disease or death) in individuals exposed to a specific risk factor that can be attributed to exposure to that factor; the difference in the risk for unexposed versus exposed individuals.
empiric risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family based solely on experience rather than on knowledge of the causative mechanism. See also genetic risk.
genetic risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family, based on knowledge of its genetic pattern of transmission. See also empiric risk.
relative risk for a disease, death, or other outcome, the ratio of the incidence rate among individuals with a given risk factor to the incidence rate among those without it.

risk

(risk), In idiomatic English one is at risk of, not for, a disease, injury, or other untoward event. Avoid redundant phrases such a possible risk and potential risk; an element of uncertainty is inherent in the meaning of the word.
The probability that an event will occur.

risk

(rĭsk)
n.
The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

risk′er n.

risk

EBM
In clinical trials, a term referring to the possibility of harm or discomfort for study participants.

risk

Epidemiology The chance or likelihood that an undesirable event or effect will occur, as a result of use or nonuse, incidence, or influence of a chemical, physical, or biologic agent, especially during a stated period; the probability of developing a given disease over a specified time period. See Minimal risk Managed care The chance or possibility of loss. See Risk sharing Occupational medicine A value determined by the potential severity of the hazard and the frequency of exposure to the 'risky' substance or activity, usually understood to mean the probability of suffering from a particular disease Risk assessment The probability that something will cause injury, combined with the potential severity of that injury. See Absolute risk, Acceptable risk, Assigned risk, Attributable risk, Cancer risk, Cardiac risk, Dread risk, Hazard risk rating, High risk/high impact, Incremental risk, Lifetime risk, No significant risk, Nonattributable risk, Thick conception of risk, Thin conception of risk, Unknown risk.
Risks of disease
Infection
HBV  1:63,000
HCV 1:103,000
HIV 1:493,000
HTLV I/II 1:641,000
HAV  1:1,000,000
Other morbid conditions
MVA 1:6,700
Flood 1:450,000
Earthquake 1:600,000
Lightning 1:1,000,000

risk

(risk)
1. The probability that an event will occur.
2. The possibility of adverse consequences.

risk

reasoned judgement of the likelihood of, and/or effects of, adverse events occurring, in relation to clinical practice or work environment

risk,

n the possible peril related to a particular condition or treatment. The risk may come directly from the condition itself or indirectly from the process or method involved in the treatment application.

risk

(risk)
Probability that an event will occur.

risk

the chance of an unfavorable event occurring.

acceptable risk
risk for which the benefits rank larger than the potential hazards.
at risk
that part of a total population which is subject to the disease being reviewed, e.g. only milking cows are at risk to milk fever, only grazing cows to enzootic nasal granuloma.
risk aversion
reluctance to take risks.
risk factor
an attribute or exposure which increases the probability of occurrence of a disease or other outcome.
risk premium
the amount of money required to convince a person to take a specific risk.
risk ratio
the ratio of two risks.
relative risk
see relative risk.
specified risk materials
a term used in the US to denote tissues that can be infected with the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), namely brain and spinal cord, spinal ganglia, retina, and terminal small intestine. Banned from inclusion in any feed stuff.
surgical risk
an animal that has poor general health and must be assessed as a poor survival risk to undergo major surgery or anesthesia.
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Client's characteristics are fundamental for the assessment of both the riskiness and the profitability of any audit engagement.
When it becomes clear in the crisis that they have underestimated the riskiness of their projects, it is natural for them to rebuild their precautionary assets as a priority before they feel secure enough to expand their businesses again.
A score of 750 is always expected to perform better than a 700 calculated at the same time, but 750 today does not indicate the same level of riskiness as 750 two years ago.
A more complex method known as the capital asset pricing model follows the same approach as the build-up method while adding an additional risk factor (called the beta) for the riskiness of investing in the market as a whole.
Depending on the outcome variable being estimated, we include in Xjit controls for the firm's current log of: payroll, employment, sales, average occupational riskiness, or number of injuries.
The third "money question" you must ask is whether the client has sufficient net worth, particularly liquid net worth, to compensate for any increased riskiness or any cash flow deficiency.
If we make some back-of-the-envelope calculations and assume that it can grow its EBITDA at that rate as well (which is a big assumption), to come to a valuation of $400 million, you would be assuming the riskiness of EAS' cash flow is only 30% greater than the stock market.
This gave rise to the need for a specialized agency that would collate all available information, reach an informed opinion regarding the riskiness of certain investments, and make it publicly known through the press.
5) What would change is the definition of risk-weighted assets--the methods used to measure the riskiness of the loans and investments held by the bank.
Stainback diplomatically adds that a "young unknown museum" like the Tang might suit Sonnabend's riskiness, her embrace of the new.
Because equity shares are essentially options on the assets of the bank, share values rise as the riskiness of the portfolio of assets held by the bank increases.
It also claimed that Salomon failed to disclose in a timely manner information relating to the riskiness, poor performance and low value of the participation interests.