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Referral—contact method, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReferral contact method
METeOR identifier:Help on this term323145
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe means by which a person makes contact with an agency at the time of referral, 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 regarding referral to an agency was made. It can be applied to anyone, including self referral, or any party making referral. Source of referral to a service provider agency provides the information on who is actually making the referral.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be collected at the time initial contact regarding the referral is made.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents: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 Unpublished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Supersedes Referral/ contact method, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.8 KB)

Supersedes Referral—referral or contact method, code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/05/2006

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