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. Subcourse MD0753
provides additional information .
DENTAC - US Army Dental Activity. A dental treatment organization which provides
professional care and services; supervises the preventive dentistry program, conducts
and supervises clinical investigations and research and
development activities when needed.
Dg (DIAGNOSIS) - Every disease and injury requiring treatment or observation at a
medical treatment facility; every complication and additional disease or injury diagnosed
and treated during a current and continuous episode of treatment; and every change in
diagnosis as recorded in medical and clinical records.
DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION (DOW) - The term used to describe all
battle casualties who die of wounds or other injuries in action after having reached any
medical treatment facility. It is essential to differentiate these cases from battle
casualties found dead or who died before reaching a medical treatment facility (the
"killed in action" group). It should be noted that reaching a medical treatment facility
while still alive is the criterion.
DISPOSITION - Same as final disposition except includes transfer to another US
military medical center or hospital.
EXISTED PRIOR TO SERVICE (EPTS) - A term added to a medical diagnosis to signify
that there is clear and unmistakable evidence that the disease or injury, or the
underlying condition producing the disease or injury, existed prior to the individual's
entry into military service.
FINAL DISPOSITION - An inpatient no longer carried on rolls of the US military
medical center or hospital by reason of discharge to duty; discharge to home, death,
separation/retirement; or other termination of inpatient status. The day of discharge is
the day which the medical center or hospital formally terminates the period of inpatient
FMC - DD Form 1380 (US Field Medical Card). Used by aid stations, clearing stations ,
or nonfixed medical treatment facilities (except hospitals) operating overseas, on
maneuvers, or attached to commands moving between stations for persons treated as
inpatients or carded for record only may also be used to record outpatient treatment for
Health Record file.
FMP (FAMILY MEMBER PREFIX) - The 2-digit prefix used with the social security
number to identify a patient's category.