Multi-Sectored Approach to Evaluation of a Syndromic Surveillance System

In September 2004, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health began a 2-year pilot project to develop and evaluate an Emergency Department Chief Complaint Syndromic Surveillance System in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Public Health Branch, Queen’s University, Public Health Agency of Canada, Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital.

July 30, 2018

A Generalization of the AMOC Curve

The Activity Monitoring Operating Characteristic (AMOC) curve is a useful and popular method for assessing the performance of algorithms that detect outbreaks of disease [1]. As it is typically applied in biosurveillance, the AMOC curve plots the expected time to detection (since the outbreak began) as a function of the false alert rate. An ideal algorithm has zero false alerts and a detection time of zero.

July 30, 2018

Construction of an Indicator for Syndromic Surveillance of Gastroenteritis using Data from a General Practitioner Network, Bordeaux, France

In France, surveillance of seasonal gastroenteritis uses to be monitored by an information system based on a computer network of physicians so called Sentinel Network (1). Regionally, the use of this system as limitations. SOS Medecin is an organization of general practitioners, present in many French cities, which undertakes home medical visits 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. In Bordeaux, this organization makes a daily transmission of every diagnostic related to their visits.


March 26, 2019


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