The French registry of SUDI brings together the referral centers spread throughout the French territory.

What is a center of reference?

In France, a ministerial circular of March 14, 1986 defined regional referral centers within university hospital centers. Their missions :

  • to take charge, in an adapted hospital structure, of children who have died of sudden unexpected death;
  • carry out the necessary investigations to establish the cause of death
  • to welcome the families and ensure their follow-up;
  • to set up and organize research and teaching in this field;
  • organize prevention and information activities.

In order to facilitate the follow-up of families, many peripheral care centers work in collaboration with these referral centers.