Maria Filipa Mourão

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PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to use the kernel method to produce a smoothed receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and show how baby gender can influence Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB) scale according to survival risks. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH To obtain the ROC curve, conditioned by covariates, two methods may be followed: first,(More)
Mortality rates are considered one of the most important indicators for assessing the performance of neonatal care. Increasingly, newborns with very low birth weight (<; 1500g at birth) or less than 37 weeks of gestation, contribute significantly to the neonatal mortality and morbidity. However, the mortality rates have to be adjusted in accordance to(More)
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