SurSaUD Software: A Tool to Support the Data Management, the Analysis and the Dissemination of Results from the French Syndromic Surveillance System


The French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUD was set up by the French institute for public health surveillance (InVS) in 2004. The system is based on three main data sources: 1) the attendances in the Emergency departments (ED), 2) the consultations to emergency General Practitioners’ associations SOS Médecins, 3) the mortality data from civil status offices and e-certificates.

In 2012, 400 of the 710 ED and 59 of the 62 GP’s associations are involved in the system. 80% of the national mortality is also collected. Given this large database and the need to analyze data in a short delay to reach the early warning objective of the system, a specific software has been developed.



The presentation describes the design and the main functionalities of the software developed to support the data management and data analysis of the French syndromic surveillance system.

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September, 2012

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