Chapter 4
State Data: 1992-2002

 

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TEDS aggregates data collected through the data collection systems of the Single State Agencies (SSAs) for substance abuse treatment. States have cooperated with the Federal government in the data collection process, and substantial progress has been made toward developing a standardized data set. However, because each State system is unique and each State has unique powers and mandates, significant differences exist among State data collection systems. These differences are compounded by evolving health care payment systems.

State-to-State comparisons must be made with extreme caution. Table 4.1 presents key characteristics of State data collection systems for 2002. However, these characteristics can change as State substance abuse treatment systems change, and thus may be responsible for some year-to-year variation within States. Sources of apparent variation in State-to-State substance abuse patterns include:

Figure 27 shows, for individual States and jurisdictions, the number of admissions reported by month. States are grouped according to the maximum number of admissions reported in any month.

Tables 4.3 and 4.4 indicate, by State, the item response rates for the Minimum and Supplemental Data Sets.

As an illustration, the number of TEDS admissions reported in Texas declined significantly between 1995 and 1996. The most significant factor in this decline was that a substantial number of substance abuse clients treated through the criminal justice system were no longer reported to the SSA. In addition, a reallocation of resources resulted in the closure of several detoxification units.


Figure 27a
All admissions, and States or jurisdictions averaging 5,000 or more admissions per month: TEDS 1992-2002.
Monthly admissions

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04


Figure 27b
States or jurisdictions averaging 3,000-4,999 admissions per month: TEDS 1992-2002.
Monthly admissions

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04


Figure 27c
States or jurisdictions averaging 1,500-4,999 admissions per month: TEDS 1992-2002.
Monthly admissions

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04


Figure 27d
States or jurisdictions averaging 1,000-1,499 admissions per month: TEDS 1992-2002.
Monthly admissions

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04


Figure 27e
States or jurisdictions averaging 500-999 admissions per month: TEDS 1992-2002.
Monthly admissions

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04


Figure 27f
States or jurisdictions averaging fewer than 500 admissions per month: TEDS 1992-2002.
Monthly admissions

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04