Table 6.3b
Year 2000 discharges 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
Ambulatory
Outpatient  93  122  78  77  77  109  125  71
Intensive outpatient  64  72  58  51  61  72  87  64
Residential/rehabilitation
Short-term (<31 days)  29  30  19  29  37  49  81  23
Long-term (31+ days)  63  92  49  42  59  45  68  47
Hospital  22  19  10  28  97  55  36
Detoxification1  11  9  14  9  23  32  9  7
Methadone  225  176  239  150  324  247  595  171
Median length of stay
Ambulatory
Outpatient  57  91  43  42  34  75  80  30
Intensive outpatient  42  49  38  28  35  48  55  40
Residential/rehabilitation
Short-term (<31 days)  22  26  19  11  17  20  30  14
Long-term (31+ days)  38  75  29  23  28  30  43  28
Hospital  10  13  7  5  20  12  61  9
Detoxification1  4  5  5  2  3  9  1  2
Methadone  73  59  107  54  93  151  400  50
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 69,563; 95 percent), ambulatory detoxification (n = 2,213; 3 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 1,788; 2 percent).
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.