NONBATTLE CASUALTY - Any person lost to his/her organization ( killed, missing, ill,
injured, or incapacitated), provided such loss is not the result of hostile action.
Included are casualties inside or outside a theater of operations.
OUTPATIENT - An outpatient is an individual receiving health service for an actual or
potential disease or injury that does not require admission to a medical facility for
OUTPATIENT CARE - Medical and medical-related services and supplies which are
provided at a medical treatment facility for a patient who is not carried as an inpatient.
OUTPATIENT TREATMENT RECORD (OTR) - A medical record prepared for each
civilian patient treated as an outpatient at a U. S. Army medical and dental treatment
facility. It provides a concise and complete record of diagnosis and treatment for each
civilian treated as an outpatient at an MTF.
PAD - Patient Administration Division. This division provides the patient administration
services for the hospital. The chief supervises personnel in the maintenance of all
medical records of inpatients and outpatients.
PHYSICAL PROFILE - Estimate of overall ability of an individual to perform military
duties by consideration of physical and mental condition. Six factors designated
PULHES are expressed numerically. These factors are: P-physical capacity or stamina ;
U--upper extremities; L--lower extremities; H--hearing (including ear defects); E--eyes;
PRC - Patient recording card. This card contains basic identification information and is
used to enter mechanically imprinted information data on forms filed in the OTR and
PRIMARY CARE - Sick call level care provided to a member. A troop clinic or
ambulatory health clinic is considered primary care. Clinics are medical treatment
activities that are staffed and equipped to provide emergency treatment and ambulatory
services as well as perform nontherapeutic activities related to the health of the
SPECIAL CATEGORY RECORD - This is a medical record which is individually
identified and specially handled to reduce the risk of harming or embarrassing the
patient and to ensure its medicolegal integrity.
SSN - Social security number.
TERMINAL DIGIT FILING SYSTEM (TDFS) - A system of filing medical records using
color coded and numerically printed folders to enhance the speed and accuracy of filing