Risk Compensation

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The adjustment of individual behaviour in response to perceived changes in risk. People tend to behave more cautiously if their perception of risk or danger increases, and less cautiously when they feel 'safer' or more protected
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Consistent with the offset hypothesis, total episode charges for the surgical provider increased at a modestly higher rate (11.
The offset hypothesis suggests that [delta]Q will vary inversely with [delta]P.
05 level or better for both cataract extraction and CABG surgery; and the coefficient estimates are negative as implied by the offset hypothesis.