Table 9.3
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT OPIOID REPLACEMENT therapy1
by age at admission, 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 28 States and jurisdictions that offered opioid replacement outpatient substance abuse therapy and reported these data to TEDS.]
Age at admission Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 49,209 5,340 8,526 13,866 21,923 6,222 7,198
Number
Under 21 years  1,416   245   179    424    610   230   152
21 to 30 years 10,507 1,367 1,591  2,958  4,636 1,440 1,473
31 to 40 years 14,901 1,561 2,555  4,116  6,634 2,047 2,104
41 to 50 years 15,839 1,526 2,914  4,440  7,057 1,931 2,411
Over 50 years  6,492   626 1,280  1,906  2,968   567 1,051
No. of discharges  49,155 5,325 8,519 13,844 21,905 6,215 7,191
Column percent
Under 21 years   2.9   4.6   2.1   3.1   2.8   3.7   2.1
21 to 30 years  21.4  25.7  18.7  21.4  21.2  23.2  20.5
31 to 40 years  30.3  29.3  30.0  29.7  30.3  32.9  29.3
41 to 50 years  32.2  28.7  34.2  32.1  32.2  31.1  33.5
Over 50 years  13.2  11.8  15.0  13.8  13.5   9.1  14.6
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 21 years 100.0  17.3  12.6  29.9  43.1  16.2  10.7
21 to 30 years 100.0  13.0  15.1  28.2  44.1  13.7  14.0
31 to 40 years 100.0  10.5  17.1  27.6  44.5  13.7  14.1
41 to 50 years 100.0   9.6  18.4  28.0  44.6  12.2  15.2
Over 50 years 100.0   9.6  19.7  29.4  45.7   8.7  16.2
Total  100.0  10.8  17.3  28.2  44.6  12.6  14.6
Median length of stay (days)
Under 21 years  93 115 117  69 113 110
21 to 30 years 105 168 127  73 156 116
31 to 40 years 126 187 120  91 203 160
41 to 50 years 146 188 126 110 230 202
Over 50 years 159 185 143 125 251 203
Total  128 180 125    95 195 166
Average length of stay (days)
Under 21 years 189 231 221 150 199 224
21 to 30 years 204 265 231 161 245 216
31 to 40 years 241 297 241 196 306 278
41 to 50 years 267 304 266 222 340 315
Over 50 years 277 311 284 240 342 320
Total  245 289 254   202 302 283
1 Includes outpatient opioid replacement therapy clients (n = 46,702; 95 percent) and intensive outpatient opioid replacement therapy clients (n = 2,507; 5 percent).
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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