Table 9.3
Discharges from outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: TEDS 2006
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median LOS
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 32 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No of
outpatient
med.-asst.
opi. ther.
discharges
Completed treatment
or transferred to
further treatment
(percent distribution)
Did not complete
treatment or transfer
to further treatment
(percent
distribution)
Rate of treatment
completion or
transfer to further
treatment
Median LOS
(days) among
treatment
completers
58,551      30.0 183
Gender        
Male 36,610  59.3  63.9  28.4 181
Female 21,928  40.7  36.1  32.6 187
58,538 100.0 100.0  30.0 183
Age at admission        
Under 21 years  1,695   2.9   2.9  30.5 130
21 to 30 years 13,845  25.2  23.0  32.0 156
31 to 40 years 16,387  27.0  28.4  29.0 191
41 to 50 years 18,057  29.8  31.3  29.0 204
Over 50 years  8,526  15.0  14.4  30.9 181
58,510 100.0 100.0  30.0 183
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 29,398  54.6  48.5  32.5 168
Black (non-Hispanic) 13,546  20.2  24.5  26.2 180
Hispanic origin 13,276  21.5  23.3  28.3 228
Other  2,196   3.7   3.8  29.8 169
58,416 100.0 100.0  30.0 183
Primary substance        
Alcohol  1,044   3.3   1.1  55.0  93
Opiates 55,479  92.3  95.8  29.2 203
Marijuana    584   1.2   0.9  37.0  92
Cocaine    582   1.4   0.8  42.3  92
Stimulants    223   0.6   0.3  47.5 140
Other/unknown    639   1.2   1.0  34.3 175
58,551 100.0 100.0  30.0 183
Frequency of use in past month        
No use  6,934  17.1  10.0  41.8 145
Some use  8,968  19.3  14.1  36.4 150
Daily use 41,313  63.6  75.8  26.0 182
57,215 100.0 100.0  29.6 171
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None 12,171  28.2  23.4  34.3 144
1 or more 36,746  71.8  76.6  28.9 176
48,917 100.0 100.0  30.3 164
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  3,559   8.0   5.5  38.4 114
Individual 42,244  72.0  74.8  29.0 198
Health care/community 11,300  20.0  19.7  30.2 155
57,103 100.0 100.0  29.8 181
Employment status        
Employed 16,568  32.8  27.1  34.0 184
Unemployed/Not in labor force 40,988  67.2  72.9  28.1 184
57,556 100.0 100.0  29.8 184
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years 21,139  33.7  37.8  27.6 190
12 years (or GED) 25,423  45.1  43.5  30.8 180
More than 12 years 11,221  21.2  18.7  32.8 184
  57,783 100.0 100.0  30.0 184
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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