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Accounting for Errors in Radiation Dose Estimates.

Authors
Gilbert-ES; Fix-JJ
Source
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington 1996 Dec:4 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00238191
Abstract
An approach for quantifying biases and uncertainties in external dose measurements was developed, focusing on the kind of information needed for adjustment of epidemiologic dose response analyses. The approach evaluated biases and uncertainties in external dose estimates from each of several sources and combined them to obtain an overall assessment. An approach was developed and implemented for accounting for uncertainty in systemic bias in recorded external doses. The approach made it possible to account for a potentially important type of exposure uncertainty. The methods could be applied to any study where quantitative risk estimates expressed per unit of exposure are of interest. A model for uncertainties resulting from random variation in laboratory measurements and an approach for accounting for random uncertainties in estimates of cumulative external dose used in nuclear worker studies were developed. These were applied to dose response analyses based on Hanford worker radiation exposure data.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Epidemiology; Information-processing; Radiation-exposure; Occupational-exposure; Nuclear-radiation; Statistical-analysis; Ionizing-radiation;
Contact
Health Risk Assessment Dept Battelle Memorial Inst PO Box 999 Msin P7 82 Richland, WA 99352
Publication Date
19961231
Document Type
Final Grant Report;
Funding Amount
131127.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-206346
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-03270
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other;
Source Name
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington
State
WA;
Performing Organization
Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington
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