Additional file 2: of Real and predicted mortality under health spending constraints in Italy: a time trend analysis through artificial neural networks

Multilayer Feed-forward Neural Networks model. A neural network model can be seen as a network of neurons organized in three layers: the input layer, the intermediate layer, which contains hidden nodes, and the output layer. In comparison with linear regression models (such as OLS), the presence of an intermediate layer provides non-linear analysis. (DOCX 62 kb)