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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 020020
Version
2
Metadata Item Type
Information Asset
Metadata Set Type
Data Collection
Approval Status
Draft
19-Jun-2019 
Current
21-Sep-2021 
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
01-Jul-2019
Effective To
-
Description
Antibiotic profile and typing data of Queensland meningococcal isolates.
Short Name
Meningococcal Data Collection
Strategic Alignment Attributes
Actual or potential statewide coverage
Yes
Notifiable disease surveillance.
Absence would cause significant impact on QH business
No
Supports enterprise-wide decision making
No
Supports enterprise-wide reporting requirements
No
Supports the strategic directions of QH
No
Strategic Asset Indicator
Yes
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
-
Purpose
Meningococcal data is part of a microbiology data set of pathogens and viruses used to diagnose, detect, identify and characterise infectious bacterial agents and environmental hazards, which may threaten public health. The data is included in the Neisseria State Reference laboratory (Gonorrhoea and Meningococcus).
Scope
All age groups in Queensland.  Covers sterile and non-sterile site isolations.
Coverage
QLD
Content
Name, age, sex, city, postcode, site, penicillin Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and breakpoints for tetracycline, spectinomycin, ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and rifampicin, serogroup, serotype and subtype.
Sites Implemented
Public Health Microbiology Laboratory.
Published Outputs
Annual Reports available for only a few years.
Frequency of Updates
Continuous
Information Security Classification
PROTECTED
Accessibility
At the discretion of the Director.
Access Constraints
Data is supplied to infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists on request. Six monthly summaries are sent to the coordinator of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programmme for inclusion in the Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI).
Use Constraints
N/A.
Methodology
Data collected from request forms and analyses performed in the laboratory on isolates submitted for further study.
Statistical Unit
-
Reporting Requirements
Reports to Pathology Queensland and private pathology laboratories, and the National Neisseria Network.
Frequency of Reporting Requirements
-
Comments
Only of interest to public health professionals.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Supersedes Meningococcal Data Collection QH 020020 Version 1
Implementation in
-
Included Data Elements and Performance Indicators
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Systems
-
Source Organisation
-
Source Document
-
Keywords

Meningococcal infection; Notifiable condition