Table 6.10b
Year 2001 discharges from METHADONE treatment by reason for discharge, according to type of service:
TEDS 2001
Average length of stay and median length of stay
[Based on linked admissions and discharge data reported to TEDS by 22 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 167 190 244 146 157 175 366 175
Intensive outpatient 73 96 108 68 64 39 110
Residential/rehabilitation    
Short-term (<31 days) 33 45 23 29 29 - - 12
Long-term (31+ days) 54 62 61 42 56 - - 48
Hospital 15 19 10 7 29 - -
Detoxification 18 23 18 14 62 19
Total 72 59 98 51 130 172 361 50
Median length of stay (days)
Ambulatory    
Outpatient 70 104 117 58 64 131 249 72
Intensive outpatient 41 71 69 33 29 42 94
Residential/rehabilitation    
Short-term (<31 days) 23 38 24 19 22 - - 9
Long-term (31+ days) 29 55 70 25 27 62 - - 42
Hospital 8 10 10 4 7 - -
Detoxification 14 20 13 10 6 18
Total 17 20 16 13 39 124 224 18
- - 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) - 5.31.03.