The concept of causation is central to clinical research and practice.
The health science literature on causality, largely contributed by epidemiologists, has examined the population-based question of whether an exposure can cause a given health outcome.
Most of this literature has focused on criteria for assessing causality, rather than attempting to define it.
Moreover, the population-based approach is rather distant from the individual persons in whom causes must act, which has led to different perspectives on causality among epidemiologists and health policy makers, on the one hand, and clinical practitioners and the lay public, on the other.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Prise décision, Causalité, Probabilité, Facteur risque, Toxicité, Médicament
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Decision making, Causality, Probability, Risk factor, Toxicity, Drug
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