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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The researchers concluded that the safety features encourage more-aggressive driving--a paradox referred to as the offset hypothesis.
Consistent with the offset hypothesis, total episode charges for the surgical provider increased at a modestly higher rate (11.6 percent) in the high-impact group, compared with an increase of 10.1 percent in the low-impact group.
The offset hypothesis suggests that [delta]Q will vary inversely with [delta]P.