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Fuzzy linguistic model for evaluating the risk of neonatal death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12488934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a fuzzy linguistic model for evaluating the risk of neonatal death. METHODS: The study is based on the fuzziness of the variables newborn birth weight and gestational age at delivery. The inference used was Mamdani's method. Neonatologists were interviewed to estimate the risk of neonatal death under certain conditions and to allow comparing their opinions and the model values. RESULTS: The results were compared with experts' opinions and the Fuzzy model was able to capture the expert knowledge with a strong correlation (r=0.96). CONCLUSIONS: The linguistic model was able to estimate the risk of neonatal death when compared to experts' performance.
Luiz Fernando C Nascimento; Neli Regina S Ortega
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de saúde pública     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0034-8910     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-18     Completed Date:  2003-05-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135043     Medline TA:  Rev Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Taubaté, Taubaté, SP, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Fuzzy Logic*
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Risk Assessment
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Rev Saude Publica. 2003 Apr;37(2):following 272

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