Conceptual models for cumulative risk assessment.

  title={Conceptual models for cumulative risk assessment.},
  author={Stephen H Linder and Ken Sexton},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 Suppl 1},
In the absence of scientific consensus on an appropriate theoretical framework, cumulative risk assessment and related research have relied on speculative conceptual models. We argue for the importance of theoretical backing for such models and discuss 3 relevant theoretical frameworks, each supporting a distinctive "family" of models. Social determinant models postulate that unequal health outcomes are caused by structural inequalities; health disparity models envision social and contextual… CONTINUE READING

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