military member becomes ill and is hospitalized in his hometown. The admission is
recorded by the MTF administrative responsibility for the Army member.
(3) Transfer admission. The admission from any military MTF at which the
patient was being carried on an inpatient status to another military MTF is a transfer
admission. For example, a patient is transferred from Walter Reed Army Medical Center
to Brooke Army Medical Center.
(4) Carded for record only (CRO). A term which applies to those special cases
for which a medical record is required to be prepared in essentially the same manner as
for an admission, although no admission has actually occurred. An example is a person
who is dead on arrival (DOA) at a hospital.
(5) Newborn admission. The admission of a newborn is deemed to occur at the
time of birth.
b. Definition of Disposition. "Disposition" refers to the act whereby an inpatient
ceases to be carried on the rolls of a U.S. military medical center or hospital. For example,
if the patient is transferred to another U.S. military medical center or hospital, it is called a
The types of disposition are:
Returned to duty.
Discharged to home.
AWOL from hospital over 10 days.
Transferred to another MTF.
NOTE: Additional definitions and/or expanded definitions are in the Glossary.