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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNon-admitted patient service delivery mode
Synonymous names:Help on this termService mode
METeOR identifier:Help on this term727999
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/02/2021
Definition:Help on this term

The method of communication between a non-admitted patient and a healthcare provider during a service event, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode

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
1In person
2Telephone
3Videoconference
4Electronic mail / messaging
5Postal/courier service
6Patient self-administered
7Non-client event
8Other

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   In person

The healthcare provider delivers the service in the physical presence of the patient (i.e., in the same room). Codes 1 and 3 provide a measure of 'face-to-face' service delivery.

CODE 2   Telephone

The healthcare provider delivers the service using a telephone. This includes teleconference.

CODE 3   Videoconference

The healthcare provider delivers the service using videoconference equipment. Codes 1 and 3 provide a measure of 'face-to-face' service delivery.

CODE 4   Electronic mail / messaging

The healthcare provider delivers the service via electronic mail, or other electronic messaging services, including instant messaging.

CODE 5   Postal/courier service

The healthcare provider delivers the service via postal (including courier) services.

CODE 6   Patient self-administered

The health service was delivered via a means that does not involve direct interaction with a healthcare provider, such as home based procedures and remote home based diagnostic monitoring (telemonitoring) that the patient self-administers without assistance from a healthcare provider. 

CODE 7   Non-client event

This category covers services where the patient did not participate in the service such as multidisciplinary case conference.

CODE 8   Other

The health service involved a direct interaction with a health provider via a means not covered by any other category.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

The mode is from the point of view of the patient in relation to the healthcare provider who records the service event in the patient's medical record.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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See also Appointment—service delivery mode, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode, code N Health, Standard 05/02/2021

Supersedes Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode, code N Health, Superseded 17/07/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021

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