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risk assessment

Social medicine
As refers to patient care in the UK, the evaluation of the risks to a person’s health based on his or her needs for living independently, weighed against the likely outcome for the individual, his or her carers or staff, and society, if assistance is not provided.

risk assessment

Managed care An activity that IDs risks and estimates their probability and the impact of their occurrence; RA is integral to system development as a means of estimating damage, loss, or harm that could result from a failure to develop individual system components. See Dose response assessment, Hazard identification, Risk characterization Toxicology The process by which new chemical substances are evaluated for their potential impact on human health, a process that entails determining its toxicity and number of people exposed to it. See Ames test, Morbidity, Toxicity testing.

risk as·sess·ment

(risk ă-ses'mĕnt)
Analysis of risks involved prior to action being taken.

risk assessment

A study of a patient, taking into account all known relevant factors, done for the purpose of trying to determine the probability that that person will develop a particular disease or, if the disease is already present, the probability that the person will suffer exacerbation of it or death from it.

risk as·sess·ment

(risk ă-ses'mĕnt)
Determination of possible future disease by identifying risk factors in comparison with possible protective factors.
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Relatively risk-averse individuals (lowest risk tolerance) were much more likely to report having good DM control than were risk-neutral individuals, the omitted reference group (OR = 1.52, 95 percent CI 0.99-2.33), although the result was not quite statistically significant at conventional levels p = .057).
H2: The differences between risk capacity and risk tolerance will be highest in Group One (Introductory Finance students) and lowest in Group Three (the graduate students).
Although the importance of assessing financial risk tolerance is well documented, in practice, the evaluation process tends to be very difficult due to the complexity of the concept and the subjective nature of risk taking.
Logistic regression was used to model higher education enrollment as a function of individual and regional control variables and an estimate of relative risk tolerance (RRT).
Focus on what you can control by making sure your portfolio is in line with your current goals and risk tolerance -- rebalancing will help you achieve that.
Because resolve is an additive function of the three components, a defender may perceive itself as having greater stakes and more credible capabilities, but less risk tolerance, than the challenger.
Without greater transparency in the way the managed account factors a plan participant's attitudes, goals and risk tolerance, the added benefit of customization relative to a target-date fund is less clear, Cerulli says.
By determining your risk tolerance in advance, you can choose the investment allocation that reflects how well you can handle the ups and downs in the market, which helps you stay the course toward your goals.
Questionnaires in the form of quizzes may help get a score for your risk tolerance. In short, take this seriously and seek help if needed.
Paul Resnik, co-founder of FinaMetrica, pointed out that investors' "risk tolerance is generally stable over time and doesn't tend to fluctuate with changing markets.
"By better understanding FHA's acceptable risk tolerance levels for a variety of credit scores, lenders will have the confidence to lend more broadly and FHA will have more data on how successful those lenders are."
Trust Re chief executive Fadi Abunahl said in line with the company's strategic direction and risk tolerance, the capital increase will reinforce the future growth of Trust Re, allowing it to continue expanding profitably whilst also providing excellent