The risk epidemic in medical journals.
Searches in MEDLINE databases show a rapid increase in the number of articles with the term « risk (s) » in the title and/or abstract in the period from 1967 to 1991.
This trend is found in medical journals giving a general coverage of medicine and journals covering obstetrics and gynaecology in U.S.A., Britain and Scandinavia.
The most rapid increase is, however, found in epidemiological journals.
Comparisons of the developments in the occurrence of such terms as risk, hazard, danger and uncertainty show that the increasing frequency of the term risk in the medical literature can not be explained as a change in terminology alone.
Mots-clés Pascal : Littérature scientifique, Science médicale, Analyse contenu, Risque, Fréquence apparition, Epistémologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific literature, Medical science, Content analysis, Risk, Occurrence frequency, Epistemology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0051403
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 09/06/1995.