Table 5.8
Year 2005 discharges from SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL 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 31 States and jurisdictions that offered short-term residential 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 128,756 72,221 22,452 94,673 19,760 9,300 5,023
Number
None  40,242 16,867 12,213 29,080  6,490 2,827 1,845
1 prior treatment episode  25,673 15,404  4,003 19,407  3,503 1,788   975
2 prior treatment episodes  14,652  8,928  2,090 11,018  2,042 1,061   531
3 prior treatment episodes   8,796  5,488  1,203  6,691  1,214   584   307
4 prior treatment episodes   4,884  2,974    670  3,644    706   384   150
5 or more prior treatment episodes  11,359  6,831  1,458  8,289  1,794   912   364
No. of discharges  105,606 56,492 21,637 78,129 15,749 7,556 4,172
Column percent
None  38.1  29.9  56.4  37.2  41.2  37.4  44.2
1 prior treatment episode  24.3  27.3  18.5  24.8  22.2  23.7  23.4
2 prior treatment episodes  13.9  15.8   9.7  14.1  13.0  14.0  12.7
3 prior treatment episodes   8.3   9.7   5.6   8.6   7.7   7.7   7.4
4 prior treatment episodes   4.6   5.3   3.1   4.7   4.5   5.1   3.6
5 or more prior treatment episodes  10.8  12.1   6.7  10.6  11.4  12.1   8.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  41.9  30.3  72.3  16.1   7.0   4.6
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  60.0  15.6  75.6  13.6   7.0   3.8
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  60.9  14.3  75.2  13.9   7.2   3.6
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  62.4  13.7  76.1  13.8   6.6   3.5
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  60.9  13.7  74.6  14.5   7.9   3.1
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  60.1  12.8  73.0  15.8   8.0   3.2
Total  100.0  53.5  20.5  74.0  14.9   7.2   4.0
Median length of stay (days)
None  22  26  26   7  14   8
1 prior treatment episode  21  25  19   7  14   9
2 prior treatment episodes  21  26  20   7  15  10
3 prior treatment episodes  21  24  19   7  14  11
4 prior treatment episodes  20  24  20   7  14   9
5 or more prior treatment episodes  20  24  19   7  15  10
Total   21  25  22     7  14   9
Average length of stay (days)
None  28  28  29  22  30  29
1 prior treatment episode  26  27  25  19  29  25
2 prior treatment episodes  26  28  26  17  24  25
3 prior treatment episodes  25  26  25  19  26  33
4 prior treatment episodes  25  26  24  20  21  33
5 or more prior treatment episodes  24  25  24  15  24  33
Total   26  27  27    20  27  28
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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