Table 1.4
Discharges aged 12 and older, by type of service and reason for discharge: TEDS 2008
Number, percent distribution by type of service and reason for discharge, and median length of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported to TEDS by 47 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service Total1 Completed Transferred Dropped out Terminated Other
Reason for discharge (number)
Outpatient2   688,703 290,522  79,676 205,345  46,687  66,473
Detoxification2,3   328,444 211,942  40,846  56,172   8,227  11,257
Intensive outpatient2   194,943  70,024  42,775  46,460  18,404  17,280
Short-term residential2   187,401 102,884  33,476  31,520  10,300   9,221
Long-term residential2   138,068  63,066  21,927  35,093  11,116   6,866
Hospital residential2     5,543   2,503   1,726     862      93     359
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4    62,328   9,043  11,365  25,115   7,626   9,179
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5    17,232   7,080   2,883   6,693     142     434
No. of discharges  1,622,662 757,064 234,674 407,260 102,595 121,069
Percent distribution by reasons for discharge and type of service
Outpatient2  42.4  38.4  34.0  50.4  45.5  54.9
Detoxification2,3  20.2  28.0  17.4  13.8   8.0   9.3
Intensive outpatient2  12.0   9.2  18.2  11.4  17.9  14.3
Short-term residential2  11.5  13.6  14.3   7.7  10.0   7.6
Long-term residential2   8.5   8.3   9.3   8.6  10.8   5.7
Hospital residential2   0.3   0.3   0.7   0.2   0.1   0.3
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4   3.8   1.2   4.8   6.2   7.4   7.6
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5   1.1   0.9   1.2   1.6   0.1   0.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Percent distribution by type of service and reason for discharge
Outpatient2 100.0  42.2  11.6  29.8   6.8   9.7
Detoxification2,3 100.0  64.5  12.4  17.1   2.5   3.4
Intensive outpatient2 100.0  35.9  21.9  23.8   9.4   8.9
Short-term residential2 100.0  54.9  17.9  16.8   5.5   4.9
Long-term residential2 100.0  45.7  15.9  25.4   8.1   5.0
Hospital residential2 100.0  45.2  31.1  15.6   1.7   6.5
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 100.0  14.5  18.2  40.3  12.2  14.7
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5 100.0  41.1  16.7  38.8   0.8   2.5
Total  100.0  46.7  14.5  25.1   6.3   7.5
Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient2  92 124  62  64  72  76
Detoxification2,3   4   4   4   2   3   3
Intensive outpatient2  56  74  51  42  45  51
Short-term residential2  24  27  21   9  14  14
Long-term residential2  59  90  38  29  48  45
Hospital residential2   6  16   4   4   9   4
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 155 197 151 120 215 185
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5  10   5  11  16  19  17
1 Excludes 4,078 short-term residential, long-term residential, and hospital residential discharges where medication-assisted opioid therapy was planned.
2 Excludes medication-assisted opioid therapy and detoxification.
3 Includes free-standing residential detoxification, hospital detoxification, and outpatient detoxification.
4 Outpatient and intensive outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy only.
5 Medication-assisted opioid detoxification (free-standing, hospital, and outpatient) only.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 5.06.10.

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