Chapter 4

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Discharges: 2006

Reason for Discharge

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Characteristics at Admission

Treatment Completion

Chapter 4 presents data on the reason for discharge and median length of stay (LOS) in treatment for the 165,429 linked admission/discharge records of discharges from intensive outpatient treatment in 2006. Thirty-nine of the 42 reporting States had discharges from this type of service [Table 4.1].

Reason for Discharge

Table 4.1 and Figure 4.1. Of the 165,429 intensive outpatient treatment discharges in 2006:1

Figure 4.1
Reason for discharge from intensive outpatient treatment: TEDS 2006

Pie chart comparing Reason for discharge from intensive outpatient treatment in TEDS 2006

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Table 2.4 and Figure 4.2. The median LOS for intensive outpatient treatment discharges was 50 days. By reason for discharge, the median LOS for intensive outpatient treatment discharges was:

Characteristics at Admission

Table 2.6. Intensive outpatient discharges displayed some major differences from all discharges combined. Of intensive outpatient discharges:

Figure 4.2
Median length of stay in intensive outpatient treatment, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2006

Bar chart comparing Median length of stay in intensive outpatient treatment, by reason for discharge in TEDS 2006

Treatment Completion

Tables 4.2 and 4.3. Table 4.2 enumerates the characteristics at admission of discharges from intensive outpatient treatment by reason for discharge. Table 4.3 is based on Table 4.2. It presents two related proportions: a) the percent distribution of characteristics at admission among discharges completing treatment or transferring to further treatment compared to those who did not complete treatment, and b) the combined rate of completion or transfer to further treatment by characteristic at admission.

Completion/Transfer Rates and Characteristics at Admission

The overall combined treatment completion/transfer rate among intensive outpatient treatment discharges was 56 percent.

Median LOS among Discharges Completing Treatment

The overall median LOS among discharges completing intensive outpatient treatment was 64 days. For most characteristics at admission, the median LOS fell within 9 days of that number, between 55 days and 73 days.


1Percentages do not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.

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