Table 4.8
Year 2005 discharges from INTENSIVE 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 32 States and jurisdictions that offered intensive 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 134,703 48,718 24,964 73,682 32,567 17,152 11,302
Number
None  51,824 19,370 10,470 29,840 11,194  6,434  4,356
1 prior treatment episode  29,432 10,648  6,267 16,915  7,071  3,176  2,270
2 prior treatment episodes  16,828  6,166  3,209  9,375  4,082  2,017  1,354
3 prior treatment episodes   9,159  3,175  1,559  4,734  2,352  1,250    823
4 prior treatment episodes   5,276  1,949    853  2,802  1,339    673    462
5 or more prior treatment episodes  11,378  3,940  1,716  5,656  2,855  1,724  1,143
No. of discharges  123,897 45,248 24,074 69,322 28,893 15,274 10,408
Column percent
None  41.8  42.8  43.5  43.0  38.7  42.1  41.9
1 prior treatment episode  23.8  23.5  26.0  24.4  24.5  20.8  21.8
2 prior treatment episodes  13.6  13.6  13.3  13.5  14.1  13.2  13.0
3 prior treatment episodes   7.4   7.0   6.5   6.8   8.1   8.2   7.9
4 prior treatment episodes   4.3   4.3   3.5   4.0   4.6   4.4   4.4
5 or more prior treatment episodes   9.2   8.7   7.1   8.2   9.9  11.3  11.0
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  37.4  20.2  57.6  21.6  12.4   8.4
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  36.2  21.3  57.5  24.0  10.8   7.7
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  36.6  19.1  55.7  24.3  12.0   8.0
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  34.7  17.0  51.7  25.7  13.6   9.0
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  36.9  16.2  53.1  25.4  12.8   8.8
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  34.6  15.1  49.7  25.1  15.2  10.0
Total  100.0  36.5  19.4  56.0  23.3  12.3   8.4
Median length of stay (days)
None  48  59  46  31  43  43
1 prior treatment episode  46  57  46  30  43  43
2 prior treatment episodes  45  57  45  29  43  44
3 prior treatment episodes  44  57  43  29  44  42
4 prior treatment episodes  42  50  44  29  39  42
5 or more prior treatment episodes  40  50  42  26  39  43
Total   46  57  45    30  42  43
Average length of stay (days)
None  82  91  89  62  74  83
1 prior treatment episode  77  89  84  56  71  77
2 prior treatment episodes  77  91  81  55  70  78
3 prior treatment episodes  76  92  78  54  71  80
4 prior treatment episodes  75  84  84  57  73  79
5 or more prior treatment episodes  72  86  78  52  66  75
Total   78  90  85    58  72  80
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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