Impact of a new diagnoses thesaurus on the French ED syndromic surveillance system

As part of the French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUDî, the French Public Health Agency (Sant© publique France) collects daily data from the emergency department (ED) network OSCOUR®. The system aims to timely identify, follow and assess the health impact of unusual or seasonal events on emergency medical activity. Individual ED data contain demographic (age, gender, residence zip code), administrative (dates of attendances and discharge, ED, etc.) and medical information (chief complaint, main and associated medical diagnoses, severity).

June 18, 2019

Use of the OSCOUR network data to describe low back pain attendances in French ED

LBP is one of the leading contributors to disease burden worldwide [1]. In France, LBP is a frequent reason of general practice consultations. According to a study published in 2017 and based on 2014 data issued of the National Health Insurance Cross-Schemes Information System (Sniiram) [2], this pathology stands for 30% of thickness leave and 4 of 5 people will suffer of low back pain during their own life. Most often, LBP is a chronic pathology with acute episodes which most often require emergency care.

June 18, 2019

Are the French SAMU data relevant for health surveillance?

The syndromic surveillance SurSaUD® system developed by Sante© publique France, the French National Public Health Agency collects daily data from 4 data sources: emergency departments (OSCOUR® ED network), emergency general practioners (SOS Medecins network), crude mortality (civil status data) and electronic death certification including causes of death. The system aims to timely identify, follow and assess the health impact of unusual or seasonal events on emergency medical activity and mortality.

January 25, 2018

Role of Influenza in ED Visits and Hospitalizations of Adults Over 65 Years in France

While the link between excess winter mortality and winter respiratory diseases in the elderly is well described, the impact of the epidemic of influenza in the elderly is mainly assessed in France through specific surveillance in the general population. Syndromic surveillance data enables to monitor ED attendances and hospitalizations for various diagnostic codes groupings throughout the influenza epidemic, some of which often cited as influenza proxies, such as cardiorespiratory diagnostic groups.

September 08, 2017

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