Program for Estimating the Probability of Causation to Korean Radiation Workers with Cancer

국내 방사선작업종사자에게 발생한 암의 방사선 인과도를 평가하기 위한 인과확률 계산 프로그램

  • 정미선 (한국수력원자력(주) 방사선보건연구원) ;
  • 진영우 (한국수력원자력(주) 방사선보건연구원) ;
  • 김종순 (한국수력원자력(주) 방사선보건연구원)
  • Published : 2004.12.30


The probability of causation(PC) is the measure to ascertain the likelihood that a particular cancer may be attributed to a particular prior exposure to radiation. Since the PC is involved in several uncertainties, it is desirable to use the confidence limit for the PC, not a point estimate for determining whether to award compensation. We developed the program for estimating the PC to Korean radiation workers with cancer, the so-called RHRI-PEPC, which is based on the most reasonable model for radiation cancer risk and recent Korean baseline data. RHRI-PEPC gives us the upper confidence limit for the PC after adjusting several uncertainties and therefore we can assess more reasonably the causality of radiation exposure for cancer occurred in Korean radiation workers.


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