Table 6.10b
Year 2000 discharges from METHADONE treatment by reason for discharge, according to type of service: TEDS 2000
Average length of stay and median length of stay
[Based on linked admissions and discharge data reported to TEDS by 18 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Treatment completed Transferred
to other SA treatment
Left against professional advice Terminated
by facility
Incar-
cerated
Death Other
Average length of stay (days)
Ambulatory
Outpatient  286  318  274  190  390  248  604  210
Intensive outpatient  78  88  286  55  55  - -  93
Residential/rehabilitation
Short-term (<31 days)  29  40  21  19  20  - -  16
Long-term (31+ days)  63  80  100  50  56  58
Hospital  13  19  10  13  7  - -  - -  5
Detoxification  32  26  35  20  76  - -  15
Total  225  176  239  150  324  247  595  171
Median length of stay (days)
Ambulatory
Outpatient  117  172  143  84  147  153  404  85
Intensive outpatient  42  68  102  30  29  - -  238  55
Residential/rehabilitation
Short-term (<31 days)  23  33  22  17  9  25  - -  19
Long-term (31+ days)  29  59  74  19  22  13  366  34
Hospital  7  11  9  6  4  - -  - -  7
Detoxification  6  14  14  6  4  - -  5  16
Total  73  59  107  54  93  151  400  50
- -  Quantity is zero.
Low precision; no estimate reported.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 4.1.02.