Application of Sensitivity Analysis, “Worst Case”, and Maximum Possible Risk (MPR) to Adventitious Events
T. Taylor1, T. Whalen, M. Cohen
1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Available Online December 2008.
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- statistics, probability, risk analysis, bioterrorism, anthrax
We present here a logical progression of probability and risk analysis for adventi-tious events, events whose probability is not well measurably different from zero (WMDZ). We will show that such analy-ses culminate in maximum possible risk (MPR) and, further, that MPR is equiva-lent to a boundary condition for classic sensitivity analysis when applied to events which are not WMDZ. Further, we shall show that use of counter-factual probabilities provides a good estimate of these boundary conditions.
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TY - CONF AU - T. Taylor AU - T. Whalen AU - M. Cohen PY - 2008/12 DA - 2008/12 TI - Application of Sensitivity Analysis, “Worst Case”, and Maximum Possible Risk (MPR) to Adventitious Events BT - Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS 2008) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 73 EP - 78 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2008.12 DO - 10.2991/jcis.2008.12 ID - Taylor2008/12 ER -