Patient episode of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia—Staphylococcus aureus methicillin susceptibility indicator, yes/no code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia methicillin susceptibility indicator
METeOR identifier:458522
Registration status:Health, Standard 15/11/2012
Definition:An indicator of whether the Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) isolate is susceptible to oxacillin or methicillin (cefoxitin), as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient episode of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia—Staphylococcus aureus methicillin susceptibility indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Boolean
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element is used to record whether the Staphylococcus aureus organism is Methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) or Methicillin-resistant (MRSA).

CODE 1    Yes

Record if the Staphylococcus aureus isolate is susceptibile to oxacillin or methicillin (cefoxitin) (MSSA).

CODE 2    No

Record if the Staphylococcus aureus isolate is resistant to oxacillin or methicillin (cefoxitin) (MRSA).

Intermediate level resistance is reported as 2 (resistant).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
Origin:ACSQHC Healthcare Associated Infection Technical Working Group

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia NBPDS Health, Standard 15/11/2012