(1) Direct admission to hospital. Admission for the first time to an MTF for
current (continuous) hospitalization.
(2) Direct admission absent sick. An Army member being accounted for in an
absent sick status is a direct admission to the MTF having administrative responsibility.
Absent sick is an active duty Army patient admitted to a nonmilitary (civilian) MTF.
(3) Transfer admission. For active duty military members, the admission from
any military MTF at which the patient was being carried on the inpatient status. Active duty
Army members initially hospitalized in a civilian MTF and carried as absent sick by some
Army MTF would be a transfer admission when transferred to inpatient status at another
Army MTF. The CR will reflect the uninterrupted period of hospitalization and any in transit
days will be documented. Active duty Army members on absent sick status who are
brought into the reporting MTF are "change of status in" from absent sick, not transfer
admissions. For civilian/dependent personnel, admission by transfer applies only when a
transfer admission takes place between two U. S. military MTFs. In other cases,
civilian/dependent personnel are considered to be direct admissions.
Newborn. All live births.
b. Change of Status In. Refers to the return of an absent patient or the arrival of
an absent sick status patient.
NOTE: The definitions for the transactions within the "change of status in" are provided in
the "change of status out."
From leave (see para d(1)).
From subsisting out (see para d(2)).
From AWOL (less than 11 days ) (see para d(3)).
From absent sick in nonmilitary MTF (see para d(4)).
From TDY/SDY (see para d(5)).
From supplemental care (see para d(8)).
From the medical holding unit (see Glossary for definition).