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Risk 

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Risk
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10.1093/med/9780198568988.003.0005
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date: 31 July 2021

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Risk is the likelihood of behaviour that may be harmful or beneficial to oneself or to others. Risk assessment involves analysing potential outcomes of this behaviour; and risk management involves devising a care plan to minimize harmful behaviour and maximize beneficial behaviour....

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