Although the lifetable methodology is a standard tool in epidemiology and risk assessment, there are a number of differences in the way it has been applied by various advisory committees that have attempted to estimate radiation risks. The most fundamental of these differences concerns the choice of parameter to be estimated: the "excess lifetime risk" is the difference in lifetime risks between exposed and unexposed populations; the "risk of exposure-induced death" is the lifetime risk of dy...Expand abstract
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Definition and estimation of lifetime detriment from radiation exposures: principles and methods.
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