Table 3.8
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
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 33 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
No. of prior treatment episodes Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 592,057 212,078 73,652 285,730 171,454 62,556 72,317
Number
None 271,572 110,319 32,903 143,222  74,757 24,625 28,968
1 prior treatment episode 118,255  42,646 15,830  58,476  35,063 11,971 12,745
2 prior treatment episodes  54,247  17,521  7,831  25,352  16,634  5,699  6,562
3 prior treatment episodes  25,762   7,911  3,661  11,572   8,091  2,880  3,219
4 prior treatment episodes  12,942   3,664  1,986   5,650   4,125  1,388  1,779
5 or more prior treatment episodes  26,351   6,819  4,027  10,846   8,029  3,129  4,347
No. of discharges  509,129 188,880 66,238 255,118 146,699 49,692 57,620
Column percent
None  53.3  58.4  49.7  56.1  51.0  49.6  50.3
1 prior treatment episode  23.2  22.6  23.9  22.9  23.9  24.1  22.1
2 prior treatment episodes  10.7   9.3  11.8   9.9  11.3  11.5  11.4
3 prior treatment episodes   5.1   4.2   5.5   4.5   5.5   5.8   5.6
4 prior treatment episodes   2.5   1.9   3.0   2.2   2.8   2.8   3.1
5 or more prior treatment episodes   5.2   3.6   6.1   4.3   5.5   6.3   7.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  40.6  12.1  52.7  27.5   9.1  10.7
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  36.1  13.4  49.4  29.7  10.1  10.8
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  32.3  14.4  46.7  30.7  10.5  12.1
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  30.7  14.2  44.9  31.4  11.2  12.5
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  28.3  15.3  43.7  31.9  10.7  13.7
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  25.9  15.3  41.2  30.5  11.9  16.5
Total  100.0  37.1  13.0  50.1  28.8   9.8  11.3
Median length of stay (days)
None  77 114  25  48  58  57
1 prior treatment episode  76 127  29  48  56  66
2 prior treatment episodes  73 134  28  48  62  63
3 prior treatment episodes  78 143  35  50  66  69
4 prior treatment episodes  73 139  38  50  64  66
5 or more prior treatment episodes  69 134  38  51  65  56
Total   76 120  29    48  58  61
Average length of stay (days)
None 118 146 103  93  95 108
1 prior treatment episode 118 163  87  88  95 114
2 prior treatment episodes 118 173  83  87 100 106
3 prior treatment episodes 122 180  86  90 110 113
4 prior treatment episodes 119 181  85  91 101 112
5 or more prior treatment episodes 119 180  93  92 106 106
Total  118 156  95    91  97 109
1 Excludes records 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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