Table 9.8
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT OPIOID REPLACEMENT therapy1
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 28 States and jurisdictions that offered opioid replacement outpatient substance abuse therapy 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 49,209 5,340 8,526 13,866 21,923 6,222 7,198
Number
None 10,489 1,297 1,944  3,241  4,516 1,514 1,218
1 prior treatment episode  9,678   921 1,792  2,713  4,228 1,338 1,399
2 prior treatment episodes  8,029   667 1,465  2,132  3,561 1,100 1,236
3 prior treatment episodes  5,203   475   878  1,353  2,388   664   798
4 prior treatment episodes  3,116   272   517    789  1,542   338   447
5 or more prior treatment episodes  8,403   710 1,324  2,034  4,047   858 1,464
No. of discharges  44,918 4,342 7,920 12,262 20,282 5,812 6,562
Column percent
None  23.4  29.9  24.5  26.4  22.3  26.0  18.6
1 prior treatment episode  21.5  21.2  22.6  22.1  20.8  23.0  21.3
2 prior treatment episodes  17.9  15.4  18.5  17.4  17.6  18.9  18.8
3 prior treatment episodes  11.6  10.9  11.1  11.0  11.8  11.4  12.2
4 prior treatment episodes   6.9   6.3   6.5   6.4   7.6   5.8   6.8
5 or more prior treatment episodes  18.7  16.4  16.7  16.6  20.0  14.8  22.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  12.4  18.5  30.9  43.1  14.4  11.6
1 prior treatment episode 100.0   9.5  18.5  28.0  43.7  13.8  14.5
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0   8.3  18.2  26.6  44.4  13.7  15.4
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0   9.1  16.9  26.0  45.9  12.8  15.3
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0   8.7  16.6  25.3  49.5  10.8  14.3
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0   8.4  15.8  24.2  48.2  10.2  17.4
Total  100.0   9.7  17.6  27.3  45.2  12.9  14.6
Median length of stay (days)
None  97 116  74  77 147 143
1 prior treatment episode 140 173 126 109 197 206
2 prior treatment episodes 144 169 134 110 238 200
3 prior treatment episodes 135 154 144 101 216 189
4 prior treatment episodes 130 134 168 100 210 162
5 or more prior treatment episodes 135 145 171 105 195 158
Total  127 142 123    99 195 174
Average length of stay (days)
None 202 208 200 168 257 254
1 prior treatment episode 264 279 249 235 309 320
2 prior treatment episodes 266 265 275 219 340 323
3 prior treatment episodes 253 260 263 208 335 302
4 prior treatment episodes 242 245 288 202 317 269
5 or more prior treatment episodes 241 231 298 206 288 266
Total  243 244 254   206 302 291
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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