Table 2.4
Discharges in 2006, by type of service and reason for discharge: TEDS 2006
Number, percent distribution by type of service and reason for discharge, and median length of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported to TEDS by 42 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service Total1 Completed Transferred Dropped out Terminated Other
Reason for discharge (number)
Outpatient2   618,662 249,244  71,688 177,339  55,914  64,477
Detoxification2,3   349,381 232,552  38,789  57,478  10,430  10,132
Intensive outpatient2   165,429  63,783  28,782  40,974  17,372  14,518
Short-term residential2   157,639  93,348  23,819  23,777  10,476   6,219
Long-term residential2   127,253  55,909  17,089  36,361  11,275   6,619
Hospital residential2     6,240   4,354   1,076     563     159      88
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4    58,551   7,239  10,340  24,249   8,317   8,406
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5    16,652   5,565   3,653   6,827     245     362
No. of discharges  1,499,807 711,994 195,236 367,568 114,188 110,821
Percent distribution by type of service
Outpatient2  41.2  35.0  36.7  48.2  49.0  58.2
Detoxification2,3  23.3  32.7  19.9  15.6   9.1   9.1
Intensive outpatient2  11.0   9.0  14.7  11.1  15.2  13.1
Short-term residential2  10.5  13.1  12.2   6.5   9.2   5.6
Long-term residential2   8.5   7.9   8.8   9.9   9.9   6.0
Hospital residential2   0.4   0.6   0.6   0.2   0.1   0.1
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4   3.9   1.0   5.3   6.6   7.3   7.6
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5   1.1   0.8   1.9   1.9   0.2   0.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Percent distribution by reason for discharge
Outpatient2 100.0  40.3  11.6  28.7   9.0  10.4
Detoxification2,3 100.0  66.6  11.1  16.5   3.0   2.9
Intensive outpatient2 100.0  38.6  17.4  24.8  10.5   8.8
Short-term residential2 100.0  59.2  15.1  15.1   6.6   3.9
Long-term residential2 100.0  43.9  13.4  28.6   8.9   5.2
Hospital residential2 100.0  69.8  17.2   9.0   2.5   1.4
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 100.0  12.4  17.7  41.4  14.2  14.4
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5 100.0  33.4  21.9  41.0   1.5   2.2
Total  100.0  47.5  13.0  24.5   7.6   7.4
Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient2  87 121  52  61  69  70
Detoxification2,3   4   4   4   2   3   2
Intensive outpatient2  50  64  48  37  43  46
Short-term residential2  22  27  21   8  14  11
Long-term residential2  58  90  37  28  48  42
Hospital residential2  17  20  10   6  12  10
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 156 183 163 116 213 202
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5  14  10   9  16  26  63
1 Excludes 2,478 short-term residential, long-term residential, and hospital residential discharges where medication-assisted opioid therapy was planned.
2 Excludes medication-assisted opioid therapy and detoxification.
3 Includes free-standing residential detoxification, hospital detoxification, and outpatient detoxification.
4 Outpatient and intensive outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy only.
5 Medication-assisted opioid detoxification (free-standing, hospital, and outpatient) only.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 9.03.08.

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