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Epidemiology as aid to decision-making for social provision in the occupational field

Project number: F 2129 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Status: Completed Project


From a legal point of view, there is a discussion about concepts of causality based on probabilistic theory. Epidemiology provides probabilistic measures of association between environment and disease frequencies which are quantified by statistics. This project creates a link between concepts of epidemiology and decision-making for social legal provision. Epidemiologic measures and concepts like risk, attributable risk, probabilty of causation and doubling dose are the main focus. The aim is the provision of a more comprehensible representation and an assessment of epidemiologic concepts for the practice in occupational safety and health.


Unit 3.2 "Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and Biometrics"

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