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Person with acute coronary syndrome—pharmacotherapy type prescribed in hospital, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPharmacotherapy type prescribed for acute coronary syndrome in hospital
Synonymous names:Help on this termACS pharmacotherapy type prescribed
METeOR identifier:Help on this term344344
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/10/2008
Definition:Help on this termThe type of pharmacotherapy prescribed to a person in hospital for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with acute coronary syndrome—pharmacotherapy type prescribed in hospital

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
2Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
3Angiotensin II receptor blocker
8Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Aspirin

Includes: aspirin, astrix, cardiprin, cartia, aspro, disprin and solprin 

CODE 2     Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

Includes: captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril and trandolapril

CODE 3     Angiotensin II receptor blocker

Includes: candesartan, eprosartan, irbesartan, losartin and temisartan

CODE 4     Antithrombin

Includes: dalteparin, danaparoid, enoxaparin, heparin, phenindione, warfarin, bivalirudin, fondaparinux, lepirudin

CODE 5     Beta-blocker

Includes: atenolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol, esmolol, labetolol, metoprolol, oxprenolol, pindolol, propranolol and sotalol

CODE 6     Clopidogrel

Includes: iscover and plavix

CODE 7     Fibrinolytic

Includes: streptokinase, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) (alteplase), reteplase (r-PA) and tenecteplase (TNK t-PA)

CODE 8    Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor

Includes: abciximab, eptifibatide and tirofiban

CODE 9    Statin

Includes: atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termA person may be prescribed one or more type of medication for acute coronary syndromes. Therefore more than one code may be recorded.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be recorded at the end of the person's hospital stay involving the treatment of acute coronary syndromes.
Comments:Help on this term

The purpose of this data element is to collect information on the prescription of pharmacotherapy recommended for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes in the national guidelines. Additional information on the specific drug types prescribed is not required for this quality purpose.

The health service may choose to collect additional information on the specific drug types prescribed within each of the core pharmacotherapies.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termNational Heart Foundation of Australia & Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006. Med J Aust 2006; 184; S1-S32. © MJA 2006

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Acute coronary syndrome pharmacotherapy data cluster Health, Standard 01/10/2008

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