[ risk-ben-uh-fit ]
/ ˈrɪskˈbɛn ə fɪt /
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.
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Origin of risk-benefit
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby risk-benefit
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Example sentences from the Web for risk-benefit
The risk-benefit math becomes less favorable for the older patient.
So we need to think about the risk-benefit ratio of every scan we do.