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Publisher Description

Promoting human health and safety by reducing exposures to risks and  harms through regulatory interventions is among the most important  responsibilities of the government. Such efforts encompass a wide array of  activities in many different contexts: improving air and water quality; safeguarding  the food supply; reducing the risk of injury on the job, in transportation,  and from consumer products; and minimizing exposure to toxic  chemicals. Estimating the magnitude of the expected health and longevity  benefits and reductions in mortality, morbidity, and injury risks helps policy  makers decide whether particular interventions merit the expected costs  associated with achieving these benefits and inform their choices among  alternative strategies. Valuing Health for Regulatory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis  provides useful recommendations for how to measure health-related quality of-  life impacts for diverse public health, safety, and environmental regulations.  Public decision makers, regulatory analysts, scholars, and students in  the field will find this an essential review text. It will become a standard reference  for all government agencies and those consultants and contractors  who support the work of regulatory programs.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2006
April 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
382
Pages
PUBLISHER
National Academies Press
SELLER
National Academy of Sciences
SIZE
4.8
MB