Table 10.8
Year 2005 discharges from OPIOID REPLACEMENT DETOXIFICATION1
by number of prior treatment episodes, according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2005
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 20 States and jurisdictions that offered opioid replacement detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
No. of prior treatment episodes Number Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 23,632 8,270 4,618 12,888 8,532 724 1,488
Number
None  6,669 2,367 1,467  3,834 2,129 297   409
1 prior treatment episode  4,783 1,617   956  2,573 1,730 204   276
2 prior treatment episodes  3,154 1,101   670  1,771 1,085  96   202
3 prior treatment episodes  3,082 1,495   485  1,980   914  51   137
4 prior treatment episodes  1,260   364   251    615   533  15    97
5 or more prior treatment episodes  4,193 1,044   693  1,737 2,055  52   349
No. of discharges  23,141 7,988 4,522 12,510 8,446 715 1,470
Column percent
None  28.8  29.6  32.4  30.6  25.2  41.5  27.8
1 prior treatment episode  20.7  20.2  21.1  20.6  20.5  28.5  18.8
2 prior treatment episodes  13.6  13.8  14.8  14.2  12.8  13.4  13.7
3 prior treatment episodes  13.3  18.7  10.7  15.8  10.8   7.1   9.3
4 prior treatment episodes   5.4   4.6   5.6   4.9   6.3   2.1   6.6
5 or more prior treatment episodes  18.1  13.1  15.3  13.9  24.3   7.3  23.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  35.5  22.0  57.5  31.9   4.5   6.1
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  33.8  20.0  53.8  36.2   4.3   5.8
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  34.9  21.2  56.2  34.4   3.0   6.4
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  48.5  15.7  64.2  29.7   1.7   4.4
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  28.9  19.9  48.8  42.3   1.2   7.7
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  24.9  16.5  41.4  49.0   1.2   8.3
Total  100.0  34.5  19.5  54.1  36.5   3.1   6.4
Median length of stay (days)
None   8   7   7  12   1  19
1 prior treatment episode   8   7   7  13   1  19
2 prior treatment episodes   9   7   7  13   1  19
3 prior treatment episodes   5   4   8  11   2  19
4 prior treatment episodes  14  13   8  14   4  19
5 or more prior treatment episodes  14  18   9  14  59  19
Total    9   7   7    13   1  19
Average length of stay (days)
None  31  23  31  38  39  36
1 prior treatment episode  31  21  33  38  36  43
2 prior treatment episodes  35  26  26  47  40  48
3 prior treatment episodes  26  12  34  43  40  32
4 prior treatment episodes  38  27  29  49  78  44
5 or more prior treatment episodes  34  22  39  35  90  46
Total   32  21  32    40  43  41
1 Includes ambulatory detoxification (n = 13,369; 57 percent), free-standing residential detoxification (n = 10,002; 42 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 261; 1 percent) where opioid replacement therapy was planned.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.03.06.

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