Appointment—service delivery mode, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Appointment delivery mode code
METeOR identifier:509533
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:The method of communication between a patient and a health care provider during an appointment, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Appointment—service delivery mode

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
CLPClient present
ELEElectronic (e.g. email)
GCPGroup client present
HOMHome visit
POSPostal service
SLFSelf-administered treatment
VIDVideo conference
Supplementary values:
NSPNot specified

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data item is a mandatory item for national reporting in the:

 It is reported nationally using the data element:

Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode, code N


Local codes are mapped to national codes for reporting purposes:


Local codes (NAPAAWL codes) National codes

CLP Client present

GCP Group client present

HOM Home visit

1 In person

TEL Telephone

VID Video conference

OTH Other

2 Telephone

3 Video conference

8 Other


The synonymous name APP_DELIVERY_TYPE_CODE is used for local reporting purposes.

The nationally reported data element has the synonymous name SERVICE_DELIVERY_MODE.


Although this data element is recorded in the NAPAAWL DC at the appointment level, it is reported nationally at the service event level.

The NAPAAWL DC gathers all activity information and uses this to ascertain service events. Only the activity that meets the definition of a non-admitted patient service event will be reported nationally.


Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Appointment—service delivery mode, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

See also Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

See also Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode, code N Health, Superseded 13/11/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015