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Referral—referral or contact method, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReferral/ contact method
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269952
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 02/05/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe method by which a client makes contact with an agency or is referred to an agency, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Referral—contact method

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Face to face
2Over the telephone
3In writing (including electronic)
4Other method of referral/contact
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis metadata item only describes the way in which contact or referral was made. It can be applied to anyone or any party making contact or referral. Source of referral to community service agency provides the information on who is actually making the contact or referral.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be collected at the time at which contact or referral is made. It can be collected for each contact or referral or specified ones (for example, initial contact, referral from particular agencies etc)

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termSupported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection Agency 2001. National Data Collection Data Dictionary. Version 2. Unpublished

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Referral/ contact method, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.8 KB)

Has been superseded by Referral—contact method, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

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