Fuzzy linguistic model for evaluating the risk of neonatal death.

  title={Fuzzy linguistic model for evaluating the risk of neonatal death.},
  author={Luiz Fernando Nascimento and Neli Regina Siqueira Ortega},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  volume={36 6},
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… CONTINUE READING
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