Bacteria susceptibility patterns in Jordan: Data from the As-Salt Hospital
In this study, we collected data on the antimicrobial susceptibility of 2097 patients admitted to the As-Salt General Hospital in Jordan between the 20th of January 2021 and the 28th of August 2022. The total number of instances was 130,016 and contained the attributes of sex (female/male), age (numerical in years), organism quantity (ordered categorical), diagnosis (categorical), Gram stain (positive or negative; binary), nine antimicrobial substances (categorical), date of sample collection, 14 bacteria (strains), source of clinical samples (categorical), and the antibiotic susceptibility result (sensitive or resistant).
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Antibiotic susceptibility data was obtained by cultivating bacteria for identification in a clinical laboratory and testing them for commonly used antibiotics using the VITEK 2 system. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of an antibiotic needed to halt growth or kill the pathogen in the lab was given to doctors with cut-offs for medication susceptibility as resistant or susceptible.