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Empiric Risk

  • By: Barry Pakes M.D., M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Empiric risk refers to the chance that a particular event or disease will occur in a person, family, or population, based on experience or observation (empeira = experience), as opposed to predicting risk based on theoretical considerations or conjecture.

For example, the ...

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