Impact assessment

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Impact assessment is a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population. Includes benefits in addition to risks. Contrary to risk assessment impact assessment includes damages which are certain, i.e. have a probability of 1.[1]

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←--1: . The whole IA Tools handbook should be copied and reorganised in Opasnet. This is possible due to the licence that makes it possible to use material as long as it is properly referenced.[2] --Jouni 11:26, 18 June 2009 (EEST) (type: truth; paradigms: science: defence)



See also


  1. Gothenburg consensus paper, Dec 1999 by the WHO (World Health Organization) ECHP (European Centre for Health Policy).
  2. Legal notice