Table 6.3b
Year 2001 discharges 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
Ambulatory  
Outpatient 92 122 68 78 70 104 133 91
Intensive outpatient 67 76 62 51 68 68 76 77
Residential/rehabilitation  
Short-term (<31 days) 28 28 26 20 41 44 61 19
Long-term (31+ days) 57 82 50 34 62 56 68 41
Hospital 33 23 11 34 125 109 91
Detoxification1 12 11 8 10 29 19 4 9
Methadone2 72 59 98 51 130 172 361 50
Median length of stay
Ambulatory  
Outpatient 59 92 35 44 23 77 91 58
Intensive outpatient 42 51 39 28 36 44 42 49
Residential/rehabilitation  
Short-term (<31 days) 21 25 20 8 20 19 41 10
Long-term (31+ days) 30 67 30 17 29 35 34 18
Hospital 10 14 8 6 25 96 44
Detoxification1 4 5 5 2 3 3 2 2
Methadone2 17 20 16 13 39 124 224 18
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 116,855; 95 percent), ambulatory detoxification (n = 3,829; 3 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 2,484; 2 percent). Excludes records where methadone use was planned.
2 Includes ambulatory, residential/rehabilitation, and outpatient records where methadone use was planned. See Chapter 6 and Tables 6.10a and 6.10b.
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.