Chapter 6

Long-Term Residential Treatment Discharges: 2006

Reason for Discharge

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Characteristics at Admission

Treatment Completion

Chapter 6 presents data on the reason for discharge and median length of stay (LOS) in treatment for the 127,253 linked admission/discharge records of discharges from long-term residential treatment in 2006. Forty of the 42 reporting States had discharges from this type of service [Table 6.1].

Reason for Discharge

Table 6.1 and Figure 6.1. Of the 127,253 long-term residential treatment discharges in 2006:

Figure 6.1
Reason for discharge from long-term residential treatment: TEDS 2006

Pie chart comparing Reason for discharge from long-term residential treatment in TEDS 2006

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Table 2.4 and Figure 6.2. The median LOS for long-term residential treatment discharges was 58 days. By reason for discharge, the median LOS for long-term residential treatment discharges was:

Characteristics at Admission

Table 2.6. Long-term residential discharges displayed some major differences from all discharges combined. Of long-term residential discharges:

Figure 6.2
Median length of stay in short-term residential treatment, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2006

Bar chart comparing Median length of stay in short-term residential treatment, by reason for discharge in TEDS 2006

Treatment Completion

Tables 6.2 and 6.3. Table 6.2 enumerates the characteristics at admission of discharges from long-term residential treatment by reason for discharge. Table 6.3 is based on Table 6.2. 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

Tables 6.2 and 6.3. The overall combined treatment completion/transfer rate among long-term residential treatment discharges was 57 percent.

Median LOS among Discharges Completing Treatment

The overall median LOS among discharges completing long-term residential treatment was 90 days. For most characteristics at admission, the median LOS fell within 9 days of that number, between 81 days and 99 days.

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