Chapter 7

Hospital Residential Treatment Discharges: 2006

Reason for Discharge

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Characteristics at Admission

Treatment Completion

Chapter 7 presents data on the reason for discharge and median length of stay (LOS) in treatment for the 6,240 linked admission/discharge records of discharges from hospital residential treatment in 2006. Fifteen of the 42 reporting States had discharges from this type of service [Table 7.1].

Reason for Discharge

Table 7.1 and Figure 7.1. Of the 6,240 hospital residential treatment discharges in 2006:

Figure 7.1
Reason for discharge from hospital residential treatment: TEDS 2006

Pie chart comparing Reason for discharge from hospital residential treatment in TEDS 2006

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Table 2.4 and Figure 7.2. The median LOS for hospital residential treatment discharges was 17 days. By reason for discharge, the median LOS for hospital residential treatment discharges was:

Characteristics at Admission

Table 2.6. Hospital residential discharges displayed some major differences from all discharges combined. Of hospital residential discharges:

Figure 7.2
Median length of stay in hospital residential treatment, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2006

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

Treatment Completion

Tables 7.2 and 7.3. Table 7.2 enumerates the characteristics at admission of discharges from hospital residential treatment by reason for discharge. Table 7.3 is based on Table 7.2. 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 hospital residential treatment discharges was 87 percent.

Median LOS among Discharges Completing Treatment

The overall median LOS among discharges completing hospital residential treatment was 20 days. For most characteristics at admission, the median LOS fell within 2 days of that number, between 18 days and 22 days.

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