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OASIS: an assessment tool of epidemiological surveillance systems in animal health and food safety

  • P. HENDRIKX (a1), E. GAY (a2), M. CHAZEL (a2), F. MOUTOU (a3), C. DANAN (a4), C. RICHOMME (a5), F. BOUE (a5), R. SOUILLARD (a6), F. GAUCHARD (a7) and B. DUFOUR (a8)...

Summary

The purpose of this study was to develop a standardized tool for the assessment of surveillance systems on zoonoses and animal diseases. We reviewed three existing methods and combined them to develop a semi-quantitative assessment tool associating their strengths and providing a standardized way to display multilevel results. We developed a set of 78 assessment criteria divided into ten sections, representing the functional parts of a surveillance system. Each criterion was given a score according to the prescription of a scoring guide. Three graphical assessment outputs were generated using a specific combination of the scores. Output 1 is a general overview through a series of pie charts synthesizing the scores of each section. Output 2 is a histogram representing the quality of eight critical control points. Output 3 is a radar chart representing the level reached by ten system attributes. This tool was applied on five surveillance networks.

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*Author for correspondence: Dr P. Hendrikx, Direction scientifique des laboratoires, ANSES, 31 avenue Tony Garnier, F-69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France. (Email: pascal.hendrikx@anses.fr)

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