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Definitions Edit

General Edit

Hazard mitigation is

an ongoing effort to reduce the physical and social impact of future disasters. It includes interventions made in advance of disasters to prevent or reduce the impact. There are two major types of hazard mitigation: Structural mitigation . . . and Nonstructural mitigation.[1]

Medical devices Edit

Hazard mitigation is "[r]eduction in the severity of the hazard, the likelihood of the occurrence, or both."[2]

References Edit

  1. Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, at 17.
  2. Off-The-Shelf Software Use in Medical Devices, at 3.
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