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thick conception of risk 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE 

A popular term for broad risk assessment which encompasses all* conceivable risks associated with an intervention–i.e., not just injury and death, but social loss and indirect costs as well.

*Colloquially, thick, in contrast to thin, which only assesses the common physical harms associated with an intervention–e.g., injuries, death

Reference http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:217069/FULLTEXT01.pdf

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