Table 2.6
Year 2005 discharges from opioid replacement therapy, by type of service, 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 to TEDS by 34 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service (opioid
replacement therapy
discharges only)
Total1 Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Dropped out Terminated Other
Number
Outpatient2,3 49,209  5,340  8,526 21,923 6,222 7,198
Short-term residential2  1,317    669    315    232    86    15
Long-term residential2  1,340    364    213    501   185    77
Hospital residential2    184     92     15     61    13     3
Detoxification2,4 23,632  8,270  4,618  8,532   724 1,488
No. of discharges  75,682 14,735 13,687 31,249 7,230  8,781
Column percent
Outpatient2,3  65.0  36.2  62.3  70.2  86.1  82.0
Short-term residential2   1.7   4.5   2.3   0.7   1.2   0.2
Long-term residential2   1.8   2.5   1.6   1.6   2.6   0.9
Hospital residential2   0.2   0.6   0.1   0.2   0.2      *
Detoxification2,4  31.2  56.1  33.7  27.3  10.0  16.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Outpatient2,3 100.0  10.9  17.3  44.6  12.6  14.6
Short-term residential2 100.0  50.8  23.9  17.6   6.5   1.1
Long-term residential2 100.0  27.2  15.9  37.4  13.8   5.7
Hospital residential2 100.0  50.0   8.2  33.2   7.1   1.6
Detoxification2,4 100.0  35.0  19.5  36.1   3.1   6.3
Total  100.0  19.5  18.1  41.3   9.6  11.6
Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient2,3 128 180 125  95 195 166
Short-term residential2  12   5  16   6  11   5
Long-term residential2  69 108  80  47  55  79
Hospital residential2   8  10   7   4   8   1
Detoxification2,4   9   7   7  13   1  19
Average length of stay (days)
Outpatient2,3 245 289 254 202 302 283
Short-term residential2  22  22  21  18  36  11
Long-term residential2 129 191 126  96 103 122
Hospital residential2  60 106   8  11  36   2
Detoxification2,4  32  21  32  40  45  41
1 Excludes records where Reason for discharge was unknown (n = 9,704; 11 percent).
2 Includes only records where opioid replacement therapy was planned. 
3 Includes outpatient opioid replacement clients (n = 46,702; 95 percent) and intensive outpatient opioid replacement clients (n = 2,507; 5 percent).
4 Includes ambulatory detoxification (n = 13,369; 57 percent), free-standing residential detoxification (n = 10,002; 42 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 261; 1 percent).
* Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.3.06.

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