27. LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE
(Battle Casualty Only)
4-44. MTF OF INITIAL ADMISSION (FIELD 28, COLUMNS 105 THROUGH 110)
a. Source of data. Admissions office and Item 31, ITRCS.
b. Leave this field blank for direct admissions to your MTF.
c. For transfer admissions, enter the code for the first MTF to which the patient
was admitted for the current episode of illness/ injury. Locate a first position code from
table 4-17, followed by the MTF code from table 4-1. A complete list of MTF codes can
be found in the Individual Patient Data (IPDS) User's Manual.
d. If the initial admission was to other than a U.S. military MTF, construct a
three-position code. Locate a first position code in table 4-17. The second and third
positions will either be a two-numeric state code from table 4-2, or a two-alpha
character country code, or local civilian facilities may be assigned a number by your
facility for catchment area management. The entire code should be no more than six
characters and left-justified.
e. For Army hospitals not listed in this document or the IPDS user's manual,
contact PASBA, Medical Summary Branch, DSN 471-5579 for the codes.
f. In the following examples, one patient was initially admitted to JTF-B Med El in
Honduras; another was initially admitted to an Indian Health Service hospital in North