b. Outpatient Treatment Record (OTR).
(1) Description. A record prepared for each nonmilitary patient treated as an
outpatient at a U.S. Army medical facility for whom the Army health record is not
(2) Forms. DA Forms 3444 or 8005 series are used as file folders for
outpatient treatment records.
(3) Characteristics unique to the OTR.
(a) OTRs are not permanent.
(b) OTRs are not necessarily continuous.
(c) OTRs are not always locally available (previous OTRs may be
requested from another MTF). If not utilized for three years, OTRs may be retired.
(4) Patient categories for whom the OTR is prepared.
(a) Retired service members.
(b) Family members of active duty, retired, and deceased service
(c) Civil service employees, when appropriate.
(d) Any civilian receiving emergency treatment at an MTF.
(e) Foreign nationals.
c. Inpatient Treatment Record (ITR).
(1) Description. The inpatient treatment record is used at an MTF that has
authorized beds for inpatient medical or dental care. It is initiated on admission to the
MTF and completed at the end of hospitalization.
(2) Forms. DA Forms 3444-series are used as file folders for inpatient
(3) Characteristics unique to the ITR.
(a) The ITR pertains to one course of treatment.
(b) A patient may have more than one ITR.