risk-benefit

[ risk-ben-uh-fit ]
/ ˈrɪskˈbɛn ə fɪt /

adjective

involving studies, testing, etc., to establish whether the benefits, as of a course of medical treatment, outweigh the risks involved: to arrive at a risk-benefit ratio.

Origin of risk-benefit

First recorded in 1970–75
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