risk-benefit analysis

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risk-benefit analysis

Examination of the potential positive and negative results of undertaking a specific therapeutic course of action. For example, a man with a slowly growing, localized prostate cancer might want to know whether it is better to undergo surgery (and risk urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction) or to manage his disease conservatively (and risk the spread of the disease). Factors influencing his decision include: 1 financial cost of the operation; 2 likelihood of disease spread; 3 likelihood of complications with or without the operation; 4 life expectancy; 5 overall state of health; and 6 alternative treatments for his disease.
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'The risk benefit ratio of Dengvaxia has significantly changed as the risk caused by the introduction of the vaccine to seronegative people has greatly outweighed its benefits, if any,' Duque explained.
He was of the view that one must match the risk benefit ratio. In case there is a high risk of cardiovascular disease, benefits will exceed harm but if there is low risk of CVD, harm will increase.
Sir Magdi Yacoub said that the results found were astounding; they suggest that the risk benefit ratio is massively in favour of taking the drug therefore over 40s people should definitely take them, the Mirror reported.
An adequate patient safety monitoring will allow to define Livatag risk benefit ratio versus standard of care.
We think about the risk benefit ratio as if benefits are secured and risks are a shadowy but unlikely eventuality.