Sara Moreira

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INTRODUCTION We wished to obtain the experiences felt by patients during their ICU stay using an original questionnaire and to correlate the memories of those experiences with health-related quality of life (HR-QOL). METHODS We conducted a prospective study in 10 Portuguese intensive care units (ICUs). Six months after ICU discharge, an original(More)
This paper contributes to the discussion about the performance and e¢ ciency of Por-tuguese secondary schools, using the stochastic production frontier analysis. We discuss the impact of school variables and the environment on output (measured by the average national examination scores), as determinants of the shape of technology and degree of e¢ ciency. We(More)
This paper examines how the state of the economy when businesses begin operations affects their size and performance over the lifecycle. Using micro-level data that covers the entire universe of businesses operating in the U.S. since the late 1970s, I provide new evidence that businesses born in downturns start on a smaller scale and remain smaller over(More)
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