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Service Treatment Record

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A chronological record documenting the medical care, dental care and treatment received primarily outside of a hospital (outpatient) but may contain a synopsis of any inpatient hospital care and behavioral health treatment. The chronologic record of medical, dental, and mental health care received by Service members during the course of their military career. It includes documentation of all outpatient appointments (i.e., without overnight admittance to a hospital, clinic, or treatment facility), as well as summaries of any inpatient care (discharge summaries) and care received while in a military theater of operations. The service treatment record is the official record used to support continuity of clinical care and the administrative, business-related, and evidentiary needs of the DoD, the VA, and the individual.

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DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Last Updated: November 30, 2022
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