Epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and health physicists frequently serve as expert consultants to lawyers, courts, and administrators.
One of the most common errors committed by experts is to equate, without qualification, the attributable fraction estimated from epidemiologic data to tile probability of causation requested by courts and administrators.
This error has become so pervasive that it has been incorporated into judicial precedents and legislation.
This commentary provides a brief overview of the error and the context in which it arises.
Mots-clés Pascal : Probabilité, Etude critique, Estimation, Risque, Modélisation, Biais méthodologique, Epidémiologie, Causalité, Aspect social, Relativisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Probability, Critical study, Estimation, Risk, Modeling, Methodological bias, Epidemiology, Causality, Social aspect, Relativization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0433093
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 22/03/2000.