Studies from Ohio State University Reveal New Findings on Risk Management (Risk-based Decision Making Definition: a Scoping Review of Food, Agricultural, Environmental, and Medical Literature): Risk Management
Insurance Daily News
2021 NOV 29 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on Risk Management. According to news reporting out of Columbus, Ohio, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “Risk-based decision making (RBDM) is a term that is used frequently as an aspirational goal in many fields, including health, engineering, environmental science, regulatory and, more recently, food safety. When RBDM is used in the literature, many different types of criteria are used to characterize a decision process as being ‘risk-based.’ Like the parable about the blind men and the elephant, everyone is confident they know what RBDM means even though there is no universal definition.”
Financial supporters for this research include UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), CGIAR, FoodS.U.R.E. Undergraduate Research program at Ohio State University.
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Ohio State University, “The use of RBDM is gaining wide acceptance and implies a level of rigor and focus that many decisionmakers and stakeholders are interested in adopting. However, without one clear definition, there are questions about what a RBDM approach really means. This study summarizes peer-reviewed and gray literature that uses the term ‘RBDM’ from the last 50 years in the agricultural, environmental, and medical areas. The criteria discussed were identified and organized into themes. A foundational definition is proposed to represent the most fundamental use of RBDM in the literature, and three themes covering the additional concepts presented in some of the literature were identified and added as themes within the definition. Results from this research will inform practitioners interested in following the principles of RBDM, and will help guide researchers who are interested in advancing this approach.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The most immediate use will be to guide the development of a roadmap for a risk-based food safety system for low- and middle-income countries and to aid the global food safety community in moving toward RBDM.”
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Kara M. Morgan, Ohio State University, Ctr Foodborne Illness Res & Prevent, Columbus, OH 43210, United States. Additional authors for this research include Barbara B. Kowalcyk and Ashley Crawford.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13845. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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