Cardiac Catheterization . Cardiac catheterization--weighted value (code
k. Inhalation Therapy/Respiratory Therapy . Inhalation/respiratory therapy--
weighted value (code DHA).
Nuclear Medicine. Nuclear medicine--weighted value (code DIA).
m. Physical Exams .
(1) Physical exams--complete (code XIK). The total number of physical
examinations (except flight physical examinations, which are counted separately), e.g.
annual, enlistment, reenlistment, appointment, and promotion. Visits made to various
clinics incident to the physical examination are counted as visits in addition to this selective
(2) Physical exams-- flight (code XIL). The total number of physical
examinations performed by aerospace medical or aeromedical services that require the
examination to be completed by a flight surgeon.
(3) Other exams. Other exams (code XIN). Limited and screening
examinations and tests that are not related to the treatment of patients, even though they
are time consuming and may entail a workload exceeding that of mass inspections.
Examples of other examinations include vision tests and other similar optometrical
examinations; health program screenings, periodic examinations, or tests administered to
military or civilian personnel exposed to industrial or occupational hazards; and
examinations of blood donors. Other examinations could include chest x-ray surveys and
similar mass periodic examinations or diagnostic surveys; examinations of food handlers,
barbers, and similar personnel; examinations upon transfer or reassignment of personnel;
verification of physical profiles; screening records on new arrivals (the patient must be
present); and a pre-embarkation examination.
n. Fluoroscopy . Fluoroscopy (code XJG). Report the number of fluoroscopic
examinations performed (not the number of exposures taken of specific portions of the
body). When two or more portions of the body on one patient are examined, each
examination can be counted. For example, a patient undergoing fluoroscopic examination
for an upper GI series, lower GI series, and myelography can be counted as three
o. Absent Sick. An active duty member hospitalized in other than a U.S. military
medical treatment facility and for whom administrative responsibility has been assigned to
a U.S. military medical treatment facility. Patients that are in an absent sick status for their
entire period of hospitalization will not be counted as direct admissions, inpatient sick
days, or inpatient bed days. However, when patients are moved from an absent sick status