COVID-19 - Coronavirus disease 2019

Prospective assessment of severity predictive criteria for patient calling at a dispatching center (SAMU-centre 15) for low or high respiratory infection with or without fever suspected of COVID-19 infection. – COPREG

Submission summary

The COVID-19 epidemic that emerged in China in December 2019 has spread pandemically around the world. At this time, France has recorded 16,689 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV2 and 614 deaths. In the Occitania region, 86 patients are hospitalized in intensive care units for severe pulmonary disease. In this epidemic context, the SAMU-center 15 is the essential triage platform to limit the inappropriate use of emergency services. The current challenge is to be able to identify among all patients calling at the dispatching center for a reason of low or high respiratory infection, those at risk of complications that will require hospitalization with appropriate management.
The objective of this study is therefore to identify predictive factors of aggravation for patients presenting a low or high respiratory infection suspected of COVID-19 during medical phone regulation. A predictive model of the aggravation of these patients, a description of the characteristics of the symptoms experienced and their status 30 days after the call will also be proposed. The predictive criteria identified in this study will help detect patients at risk of aggravation during the first medical phone consultation in order to optimize their management and be more efficient in their use of care.

Project coordination

vanessa houze-cerfon (Direction de la Recherche)

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DRI Direction de la Recherche

Help of the ANR 26,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: April 2020 - 18 Months

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