Scoping Review for Risk-based Decision Making Poster Addendum

For an article to be included in this scoping review, it must meet all of the following inclusion criteria:

  1. Studies published 1990 or later for relevance.
  2. Studies with an explicit focus on risk dictating decision making as defined above.
  3. Studies with an explicit equal focus on both risk assessment and decision making as defined above.
  4. Studies with explicit analysis on the impact the risk assessment had on the decision making process.
  5. Original research (qualitative and quantitative reports) and/or review of existing research.

For an article to be excluded from this study, it must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Studies published before 1990.
  2. Studies with no explicit focus on risk directing decision making.
  3. Studies with no equal and explicit focus on both risk assessment and decision making.
  4. Studies with no explicit analysis on the impact the risk assessment had on the decision making process.
  5. Studies that included technical analysis or modeling.
  6. Not original research or review of existing research.



Abaei, M. M., Arzaghi, E., Abbassi, R., Garaniya, V., & Penesis, I. (2017). Developing a novel risk-based methodology for multi-criteria decision making in marine renewable energy applications. Renewable Energy, 102, 341–348.

Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, S., Jamshidi, A., Ait-Kadi, D., & Bartolome, A. R. (2016). Risk-based decision making framework for prioritizing patients’ access to healthcare services by considering uncertainties. In Framinan J.M., Perez Gonzalez P., & Artiba A. (Eds.), Proc. Int. Conf. Ind. Eng. Syst. Manag., IEEE IESM (pp. 291–297).

Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, S., Jamshidi, A., Ruiz, A., & Ait-kadi, D. (2016). A new dynamic integrated framework for surgical patients’ prioritization considering risks and uncertainties. Decision Support Systems, 88, 112–120.

Abdel-Basset, M., Gunasekaran, M., Mohamed, M., & Chilamkurti, N. (2019). A framework for risk assessment, management and evaluation: Economic tool for quantifying risks in supply chain. Future Generation Computer Systems, 90, 489–502.

Arquette, M., Cole, M., Cook, K., LaFrance, B., Peters, M., Ransom, J., … Stairs, A. (2002). Holistic risk-based environmental decision making: A Native perspective. Environmental Health Perspectives, 110(suppl 2), 259–264.

Barlow, S. M., Boobis, A. R., Bridges, J., Cockburn, A., Dekant, W., Hepburn, P., … Bánáti, D. (2015). The role of hazard- and risk-based approaches in ensuring food safety. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 46(2), 176–188.

Bell, A. (2019). Applying human viewpoints to risk-based decision-making.

Carey, J. M., Beilin, R., Boxshall, A., Burgman, M. A., & Flander, L. (2007). Risk-Based Approaches to Deal with Uncertainty in a Data-Poor System: Stakeholder Involvement in Hazard Identification for Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries in Victoria, Australia. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 27(1), 271–281. Retrieved from fsr.

Chen, K., Blong, R., & Jacobson, C. (2001). MCE-RISK: Integrating multicriteria evaluation and GIS for risk decision-making in natural hazards. Environmental Modelling & Software, 16(4), 387–397.

Committee on Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure and Post-Closure of Contaminated Sites, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Policy and Global Affairs, & National Research Council. (2014). Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Retrieved from

Custer, B., Janssen, M. P., & for the Alliance of Blood Operators Risk-Based Decision-Making (RBDM) Initiative. (2015). Health economics and outcomes methods in risk-based decision-making for blood safety: HEALTH ECONOMIC METHODS FOR BLOOD SAFETY. Transfusion, 55(8), 2039–2047.

Dale, M., Wicks, J., Mylne, K., Pappenberger, F., Laeger, S., & Taylor, S. (2014). Probabilistic flood forecasting and decision-making: An innovative risk-based approach. Natural Hazards, 70(1), 159–172.

Davies, L. P. (2002). Risk assessment in the UK nuclear power industry. Safety Science, 40(1–4), 203–230.

Dreyer, M., & Renn, O. (2009). Food safety governance. Springer.

Fazil, A., Rajic, A., Sanchez, J., & McEwen, S. (2008). Choices, choices: The application of multi-criteria decision analysis to a food safety decision-making problem. Journal of Food Protection, 71(11), 2323–2333.

Findlater, K. M., Satterfield, T., & Kandlikar, M. (2019). Farmers’ Risk-Based Decision Making Under Pervasive Uncertainty: Cognitive Thresholds and Hazy Hedging: Farmers’ Risk-Based Decision Making. Risk Analysis.

Grafton, R. Q., Mclindin, M., Hussey, K., Wyrwoll, P., Wichelns, D., Ringler, C., … Williams, J. (2016). Responding to Global Challenges in Food, Energy, Environment and Water: Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 3(2), 275–299.

Kim DaeHa, & Kaluarachchi, J. J. (2016). A risk-based hydro-economic analysis for land and water management in water deficit and salinity affected farming regions. Agricultural Water Management, 166, 111–122. Retrieved from CABDirect.

Klinke, A., & Renn, O. (2002). A New Approach to Risk Evaluation and Management: Risk-Based, Precaution-Based, and Discourse-Based Strategies 1. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 22(6), 1071–1094.

Koutsoumanis, K. P., & Aspridou, Z. (2016). Moving towards a risk-based food safety management. Current Opinion in Food Science, 12(Food Safety), 36–41.

Kramer, K., Zaaijer, H. L., & Verweij, M. F. (2017). The Precautionary Principle and the Tolerability of Blood Transfusion Risks. The American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB, 17(3), 32–43.

Leach Bennett, J., Blajchman, M. A., Delage, G., Fearon, M., & Devine, D. (2011). Proceedings of a Consensus Conference: Risk-Based Decision Making for Blood Safety. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 25(4), 267–292.

Leach Bennett, J., & Devine, D. V. (2018). Risk-based decision making in transfusion medicine. Vox Sanguinis, 113(8), 737–749.

Linkov, I., Burmistrov, D., Cura, J., & Bridges, T. S. (2002). Risk based management of contaminated sediments: Consideration of spatial and temporal patterns in exposure modeling. Environmental Science & Technology, 36(2), 238–246.

Linkov, I., Satterstrom, F. K., Kiker, G., Batchelor, C., Bridges, T., & Ferguson, E. (2006). From comparative risk assessment to multi-criteria decision analysis and adaptive management: Recent developments and applications. Environment International, 32(8), 1072–1093.

Lipton, J., & Gillett, J. W. (1992). Uncertainty in risk assessment: Exceedence frequencies, acceptable risk, and risk-based decision making. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP, 15(1), 51–61.

MacGregor, D. G., & González-Cabán, A. (2009). Effects of risk attitudes on extended attack fire management decisionmaking. 177–186. Retrieved from

Mamo, T. G. (2015). Risk-based approach to manage aging urban water main infrastructure. Journal of Water Supply: Research & Technology-AQUA, 64(3), 260–269. Retrieved from fsr.

McBean, G. (2004). Climate change and extreme weather: A basis for action. Natural Hazards, 31(1), 177–190.

McElroy, R. A. (2010). Using geospatial solutions to meet distribution integrity management requirements. Proc. Bienn. Int. Pipeline Conf. IPC, 3, 187–192.

Menitove, J. E., Leach Bennett, J., Tomasulo, P., & Katz, L. M. (2014). How safe is safe enough, who decides and how? From a zero-risk paradigm to risk-based decision making. Transfusion, 54(3 Pt 2), 753–757.

Mirabi, M., Mianabadi, H., Zarghami, M., Sharifi, M. B., & Mostert, E. (2014). Risk-based evaluation of wastewater treatment projects: A case study in Niasar city, Iran. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 93, 168–177.

Mitchell, R. R., Summer, C. L., Blonde, S. A., Bush, D. M., Hurlbert, G. K., Snyder, E. M., & Giesy, J. P. (2002). Impact of Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) on State LUST Corrective Action Programs. Human & Ecological Risk Assessment, 8(3), 573. Retrieved from fsr.

Nam WonHo, Choi JinYong, Yoo SeungHwan, & Jang MinWon. (2012). A decision support system for agricultural drought management using risk assessment. Paddy and Water Environment, 10(3), 197–207.

National Research Council (US) and Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Ranking FDA Product Categories Based on Health Consequences, Phase II. (2011). A Risk-Characterization Framework for Decision-Making at the Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from

O’Brien, S. F., Ward, S., Gallian, P., Fabra, C., Pillonel, J., Kitchen, A. D., … Leiby, D. A. (2019). Malaria blood safety policy in five non-endemic countries: A retrospective comparison through the lens of the ABO risk-based decision-making framework. Blood Transfusion = Trasfusione Del Sangue, 17(2), 94–102.

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Opitz-Stapleton, S., Nadin, R., Kellett, J., Calderone, M., Quevedo, A., Peters, K., & Mayhew, L. (n.d.). Risk-informed development. 52.

Peterman, R. M., & Anderson, J. L. (1999). Decision Analysis: A Method for Taking Uncertainties into Account in Risk-Based Decision Making. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 5(2), 231–244.

Pollard, S. J. T., Davies, G. J., Coley, F., & Lemon, M. (2008). Better environmental decision making—Recent progress and future trends. Science of the Total Environment, 400(1/3), 20–31.

Rehan, B. M. (2018). Accounting public and individual flood protection measures in damage assessment: A novel approach for quantitative assessment of vulnerability and flood risk associated with local engineering adaptation options. Journal of Hydrology (Amsterdam), 563, 863–873.

Robinson, L. A., & Levy, J. I. (2011). The [R]Evolving Relationship Between Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 31(9), 1334–1344. Retrieved from fsr.

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Sexton, K. (2013). Evolution of public participation in the assessment and management of environmental health risks: A brief history of developments in the United States. Journal of Public Health Research, 2(2), e18.

Shaz, B. H. (2018). Risk-based decision making: A good start to aiding US blood policy decisions?: EDITORIAL. Transfusion, 58(8), 1827–1830.

Skinner, M. W., Hedlund Hoppe, P. A., Grabowski, H. G., Manning, R., Tachdjian, R., Crone, J. F., & Youngner, S. J. (2016). Risk-based decision making and ethical considerations in donor compensation for plasma-derived medicinal products. Transfusion, 56(11), 2889–2894.

Song JaeYeol, & Chung EunSung. (2017). Spatial prioritization of climate change vulnerability using uncertainty analysis of multi-criteria decision making method. Journal of Korea Water Resources Association, 50(2), 121–128. Retrieved from CABDirect.

Stärk, K. D., Regula, G., Hernandez, J., Knopf, L., Fuchs, K., Morris, R. S., & Davies, P. (2006). Concepts for risk-based surveillance in the field of veterinary medicine and veterinary public health: Review of current approaches. BMC Health Services Research, 6(1), 20.

Styles, C. E., Seed, C. R., Hoad, V. C., Gaudieri, S., & Keller, A. J. (2017). Reconsideration of blood donation testing strategy for human T-cell lymphotropic virus in Australia. Vox Sanguinis, 112(8), 723–732.

Van der Fels-Klerx, H. J., Van Asselt, E. D., Raley, M., Poulsen, M., Korsgaard, H., Bredsdorff, L., … Frewer, L. J. (2018). Critical review of methods for risk ranking of food-related hazards, based on risks for human health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 58(2), 178–193.

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Walsh, G. M., Shih, A. W., Solh, Z., Golder, M., Schubert, P., Fearon, M., & Sheffield, W. P. (2016). Blood-Borne Pathogens: A Canadian Blood Services Centre for Innovation Symposium. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 30(2), 53–68.

Wang, J., & Yuan, H. (2011). Factors affecting contractors’ risk attitudes in construction projects: Case study from China. International Journal of Project Management, 29(2), 209–219.

Wang, X., Pan, Y., Zhang, K., Sui, Y., Lv, T., Xu, S., & Gao, L. (2017). Emotional experience and personality traits influence individual and joint risk-based decision making. Social Behavior and Personality, 45(6), 887–891.

Ward, S. J., Stramer, S. L., & Szczepiorkowski, Z. M. (2018). Assessing the risk of Babesia to the United States blood supply using a risk-based decision-making approach: Report of AABB’s Ad Hoc Babesia Policy Working Group (original report): BABESIA RISK TO THE BLOOD SUPPLY. Transfusion, 58(8), 1916–1923.

Xenidis, Y., & Angelides, D. C. (2013). A risk-based decision making methodology for planning and operating safe infrastructure systems against various hazards.

Yatsalo, B., Sullivan, T., Didenko, V., & Linkov, I. (2011). Environmental risk management for radiological accidents: Integrating risk assessment and decision analysis for remediation at different spatial scales. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 7(3), 393–395.

Younger, P. L., Coulton, R. H., & Froggatt, E. C. (2005). The contribution of science to risk-based decision-making: Lessons from the development of full-scale treatment measures for acidic mine waters at Wheal Jane, UK. Science of the Total Environment, 338(1/2), 137–154.

Zeng-zhong, W., & Yu-xin, Z. (2012). Risk Based Decision Making for Bridge under Multi Hazard. In P. P. Lin & C. L. Zhang (Eds.), Vibration, Structural Engineering and Measurement I, Pts 1-3 (Vol. 105–107, pp. 1215–1219). Stafa-Zurich: Trans Tech Publications Ltd.