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Spatial analysis of SS population coverage based on emergency regional healthcare


SOS Médecins France (SOS Med) is the first private and permanent network of general practitioners providing emergency care in France. Besides Hospital emergency departments (HED), SOS Med is therefore a major source of data for detecting and measuring nearreal-time health phenomena. The emergency services provided by the SOS Med have been subject to important changes in the recent years. Their services are enriched by a medical consultation center together with extended working hours. Besides, the south of the region is markedly affected by a declining number of medical practitioners This study was conducted to analyze the regional population coverage of emergency healthcare data provided by HED and SOS Med to the French syndromic surveillance system (SurSaUD®) taking into account distance, health care offer, demographic factors and ecological deprivation factors.


To analyse population coverage of syndromic surveillance(SS) based on emergency care data by studying i)the attractiveness of respectively SOS Médecins (Emergency care general practitioners) and Hospital emergency departments in the Centre-Val de Loire region and ii) the contribution of ecological deprivation factors in emergency access to healthcare.

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