Referral—referral or contact method, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Referral/ contact method
METeOR identifier:269952
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/05/2006
Definition:The 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:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Face to face
2Over the telephone
3In writing (including electronic)
4Other method of referral/contact
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:This 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:This 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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection Agency 2001. National Data Collection Data Dictionary. Version 2. Unpublished

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Referral/ contact method, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.8 KB)

Has been superseded by Referral—contact method, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006