Determinants of Daily Attendances in Emergency Departments for Asthma in the Paris Area

Céline Caserio-Schönemann, Alice Sanna, Vanina Bousquet, Sylvia Medina, Mathilde Pascal, Marie-Christine Delmas, Anne Fouillet


Asthma is one of the numerous syndromic indicators daily monitored at the regional and national levels by the French syndromic surveillance system based on the emergency departments Oscour network. This indicator presents important daily fluctuations and can be influenced by several environmental, infectious and societal factors. Particularly the short-term impact on asthma of episodes like the air pollution peak experienced in March 2014 and the thunderstorm occurred in July 2014 has been analysed by age group on the Paris area, as well as the effect intrinsic factors (day-of-week, seasonal period, holidays).

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *