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Document ID (ISN)102869
CIS number 03-1922
ISBN(s) 2-84299-581-3
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Setbon M.
Title Hazards, public health and decision processes
Original title Risques, sécurité sanitaire et processus de décision [in French]
Bibliographic information Elsevier SAS, 23 rue Limois, 75725 Paris cedex 15, France, 2004. 170p. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 30.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; role of government; biological hazards; health services
Descriptors (secondary) blood; leukaemia; case study; report; France; lead; glossary; food; bovine spongiform encephalopathy; infectious hepatitis; genetic engineering; environment; transfusion; antibiotics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Biological hazards
Risk evaluation