Chapter 4

Short-Term Residential Treatment Discharges Aged 12 and Older: TEDS 2008

Chapter 4 presents data on the reason for discharge and median length of stay (LOS) in treatment for the 187,401 discharges aged 12 and older from short-term residential treatment in 2008. Forty-two of the 47 reporting States and jurisdictions had discharges from this type of service [Table 4.1].

Reason for Discharge

Table 4.1 and Figure 4.1. Of the 187,401 discharges aged 12 and older from short-term residential treatment in 2008:

Figure 4.1
Reason for discharge from short-term residential treatment: TEDS 2008

Pie chart comparing Reason for discharge from short-term residential treatment: TEDS 2008

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.

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Table 1.4 and Figure 4.2. The median LOS in 2008 for short-term residential treatment discharges aged 12 and older was 24 days. By reason for discharge, the median LOS for short-term residential treatment discharges was:

Figure 4.2
Median length of stay in short-term residential treatment, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008

Bar chart comparing Median length of stay in short-term residential treatment, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008

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.

Characteristics at Admission

Table 1.6. Short-term residential discharges aged 12 and older displayed some major differences from all discharges aged 12 and older combined. Of short-term residential discharges aged 12 and older:

Treatment Completion

Tables 4.2 and 4.3. Table 4.2 enumerates the characteristics at admission of discharges aged 12 and over from short-term residential treatment by reason for discharge. Table 4.3 is based on Table 4.2. It presents two related proportions: a) the percent distribution of characteristics at admission among discharges completing treatment or transferring to further treatment compared to those who did not complete treatment, and b) the combined rate of completion or transfer to further treatment by characteristic at admission. Table 4.3 also provides the median LOS among short-term residential treatment discharges aged 12 and over that completed treatment.

Completion/Transfer Rates and Characteristics at Admission

The overall combined treatment completion/transfer rate among short-term residential treatment discharges aged 12 and over was 73 percent.

Median LOS among Discharges Completing Treatment

The overall median LOS in 2008 among discharges aged 12 and older completing short-term residential treatment was 27 days. For all characteristics at admission, the median LOS was between 26 days and 29 days.

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