|Document ID (ISN)||102869|
|Convention or series no.
||Hazards, public health and decision processes
||Risques, sÚcuritÚ sanitaire et processus de dÚcision [in French]|
||Elsevier SAS, 23 rue Limois, 75725 Paris cedex 15, France, 2004. 170p. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 30.00.
||The evaluation of major public health hazards is a central aspect of national health-care planning. Decision processes represent a key step determining whether these hazards and risks justify or not the launching of public intervention programmes. Resulting decisions are nationwide in scope. These hazards or risks can be relevant to three areas: the health care system, food and the environment. This publication presents the results of a retrospective research project aimed at making it easier to understand sanitary safety decisions taken in response to hazards or risks. Eight cases are studied, which then form the basis of a comparative overview.
||hazard evaluation; role of government; biological hazards; health services
||blood; leukaemia; case study; report; France; lead; glossary; food; bovine spongiform encephalopathy; infectious hepatitis; genetic engineering; environment; transfusion; antibiotics
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services