Early evaluation of impacts of cold waves and floods during winter 2018 in France

The Seine River rises at the north-East of France and flows through Paris before emptying into the English Channel. On January 2018 (from 22th January to 11th February, Weeks 4 to 6), major floods occurred in the Basin of Seine River, after an important rainy period. This period was also marked by the occurrence on the same area of a first cold wave on Week 6 (from 5th to 7th February), including heavy snowfall and ice conditions from 9th to 10th February. A second similar cold wave occured from 28th February and 1st March.

June 18, 2019

Short-term health impact assessment after Irma in French islands

In Saint-Martin (31 949 inhabitants) and Saint-Barthelemy (9 625 inhabitants) islands in the French West Indies, the surveillance system is based on several data sources: (1) a syndromic surveillance system based on two emergency departments (ED) of Saint-Barthellemy (HL de Bruyn) and Saint-Martin (CH Fleming) and on mortality (SurSaUD® network [1])); (2) a network of sentinel general practitioners (GP'™s) based on the voluntary participation of 10 GPs in Saint-Martin and 5 in Saint-Barthelemy; (3) the notifiable diseases surveillance system (31 notifiable diseases to individual case-specif

June 18, 2019

A strategy of analysis of free-text E-death certificates using machine learning

In 2004, Sante publique France, the French Public Health Agency set up a reactive all-cause mortality surveillance based on the administrative part of the death certificate, in the final objectives 1/ to detect unexpected or usual variations in mortality and 2/ to provide a first evaluation of mortality impact of events. In 2007, an Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) was implemented, enabling electronic transmission of the medical causes of death to the agency in real-time. To date, 12% of the mortality is registered electronically.

June 18, 2019

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

Impact assessment of mass gatherings using labelling procedure in ED, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 2016

The massive flow of people to mass gathering events, such as festivals or sports events like EURO 2016, may increase public health risks. In the particular context of several terrorist attacks that took place in France in 2015, the French national Public Health agency has decided to strengthen the population health surveillance systems using the mandatory notification disease system and the French national syndromic surveillance SurSaUD®.

January 25, 2018

Increase of Scarlet fever in March 2017 in France: right or wrong signal?

Since 2004, the French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUD® coordinated by the French Public Health Agency (Sante publique France) daily collects morbidity data from two data sources: the emergency departments (ED) network Oscour® and the emergency general practitioners associations SOS Medecins. Almost 92% of the French ED attendances are recorded by the system. SOS Medecins network is a group of 62 associations of general practitioners, dispatched all over the territory. Sante publique France received data from 61 out of 62 associations.

January 25, 2018

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

A regional approach for the influenza surveillance in France

To describe the results of the new organization of influenza surveillance in France, based on a regional approach. This regional multi-source approach has been made possible by the sharing of data visualizations and statistical results through a web application. This application helped detecting early the epidemic start and allowed a reactive communication with the regional health authorities in charge of the organization of health care, the management and the setting up of the appropriate preventive measures.

June 09, 2017

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