Use of artificial neural networks in applying methodology for allocating health resources.

@article{Rosas2013UseOA,
  title={Use of artificial neural networks in applying methodology for allocating health resources.},
  author={Marina Ara{\'u}jo Rosas and Adriana Falangola Benjamin Bezerra and Paulo Jos{\'e} Duarte-Neto},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={
          128-36; discussion 136
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the construction of a factor of allocation of financial resources, based on the population's health needs. METHODS Quantitative study with data collected from public databases referring to the state of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil, between 2000 and 2010. Variables which reflected epidemiological, demographic, socio-economic and educational processes were selected in order to create a factor of allocation which highlighted the health needs of the population. The data… CONTINUE READING

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