Table 2.5
Year 2005 discharges, by type of service and reason for discharge: TEDS 2005
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported to TEDS by 34 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service (all discharges) Total1 Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Dropped out Terminated Other
Number
Outpatient2   592,057 212,078  73,652 171,454 62,556  72,317
Intensive outpatient2   134,703  48,718  24,964  32,567 17,152  11,302
Short-term residential2   128,756  72,221  22,452  19,760  9,300   5,023
Long-term residential2   117,142  45,422  15,166  36,003 10,214  10,337
Hospital residential2     7,301   4,877   1,141     842    290     151
Detoxification2,3   315,075 203,394  38,412  51,196  8,450  13,623
Opioid replacement therapy4    75,682  14,735  13,687  31,249  7,230   8,781
No. of discharges  1,370,716 601,445 189,474 343,071 115,192 121,534
Column percent
Outpatient2  43.2  35.3  38.9  50.0  54.3  59.5
Intensive outpatient2   9.8   8.1  13.2   9.5  14.9   9.3
Short-term residential2   9.4  12.0  11.8   5.8   8.1   4.1
Long-term residential2   8.5   7.6   8.0  10.5   8.9   8.5
Hospital residential2   0.5   0.8   0.6   0.2   0.3   0.1
Detoxification2,3  23.0  33.8  20.3  14.9   7.3  11.2
Opioid replacement therapy4   5.5   2.4   7.2   9.1   6.3   7.2
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Outpatient2 100.0  35.8  12.4  29.0  10.6  12.2
Intensive outpatient2 100.0  36.2  18.5  24.2  12.7   8.4
Short-term residential2 100.0  56.1  17.4  15.3   7.2   3.9
Long-term residential2 100.0  38.8  12.9  30.7   8.7   8.8
Hospital residential2 100.0  66.8  15.6  11.5   4.0   2.1
Detoxification2,3 100.0  64.6  12.2  16.2   2.7   4.3
Opioid replacement therapy4 100.0  19.5  18.1  41.3   9.6  11.6
Total  100.0  43.9  13.8  25.0   8.4   8.9
Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient2  76 117  34  45  64  69
Intensive outpatient2  46  59  45  30  42  44
Short-term residential2  21  25  22   7  14  10
Long-term residential2  53  90  32  25  47  41
Hospital residential2  16  19  11   6  11  16
Detoxification2,3   3   4   4   2   3   1
Opioid replacement therapy4  52  21  39  51 154 120
Average length of stay (days)
Outpatient2 117 152  97  86 101 121
Intensive outpatient2  79  91  85  57  71  84
Short-term residential2  26  27  27  19  26  37
Long-term residential2  88 128  67  54  78  72
Hospital residential2  48  55  25  36  30  79
Detoxification2,3   9   7  17  11  12   7
Opioid replacement therapy4 172 123 171 154 268 240
1 Excludes records where Reason for discharge was unknown (n = 84,052; 6 percent).
2 Excludes records where opioid replacement therapy was planned.
3 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 234,725; 74 percent), hospital detoxification (n = 68,377; 22 percent), and ambulatory detoxification (n = 11,973; 4 percent).
4 Includes records where opioid replacement therapy was planned. May represent any service type.
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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