@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/248,
	  title     = {Decision Trees for Predicting Risk of Mortality using Routinely Collected Data},
	  author    = {Tessy Badriyah and  Jim S. Briggs and  Dave R. Prytherch},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {It is well known that Logistic Regression is the gold
standard method for predicting clinical outcome, especially
predicting risk of mortality. In this paper, the Decision Tree method
has been proposed to solve specific problems that commonly use
Logistic Regression as a solution. The Biochemistry and
Haematology Outcome Model (BHOM) dataset obtained from
Portsmouth NHS Hospital from 1 January to 31 December 2001 was
divided into four subsets. One subset of training data was used to
generate a model, and the model obtained was then applied to three
testing datasets. The performance of each model from both methods
was then compared using calibration (the χ2 test or chi-test) and
discrimination (area under ROC curve or c-index). The experiment
presented that both methods have reasonable results in the case of the
c-index. However, in some cases the calibration value (χ2) obtained
quite a high result. After conducting experiments and investigating
the advantages and disadvantages of each method, we can conclude
that Decision Trees can be seen as a worthy alternative to Logistic
Regression in the area of Data Mining.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {227 - 230},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/248},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/62},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 62, 2012},