Table 2.4
Discharges in 2007, by type of service and reason for discharge: TEDS
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 46 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service Total1 Completed Transferred Dropped out Terminated Other
Reason for discharge (number)
Outpatient2   730,709 278,683  99,815 224,995  52,661  74,555
Detoxification2,3   329,379 217,719  36,964  55,639   7,971  11,086
Intensive outpatient2   179,335  61,738  38,734  45,774  16,268  16,821
Short-term residential2   177,511 101,048  29,734  29,284   9,988   7,457
Long-term residential2   132,160  60,496  18,450  34,767  11,291   7,156
Hospital residential2     5,982   2,960   1,677     962     132     251
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4    59,190   7,385  11,497  24,742   7,230   8,336
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5    12,697   3,746   2,615   5,803     109     424
No. of discharges  1,626,963 733,775 239,486 421,966 105,650 126,086
Percent distribution by type of service
Outpatient2  44.9  38.0  41.7  53.3  49.8  59.1
Detoxification2,3  20.2  29.7  15.4  13.2   7.5   8.8
Intensive outpatient2  11.0   8.4  16.2  10.8  15.4  13.3
Short-term residential2  10.9  13.8  12.4   6.9   9.5   5.9
Long-term residential2   8.1   8.2   7.7   8.2  10.7   5.7
Hospital residential2   0.4   0.4   0.7   0.2   0.1   0.2
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4   3.6   1.0   4.8   5.9   6.8   6.6
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5   0.8   0.5   1.1   1.4   0.1   0.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Percent distribution by reason for discharge
Outpatient2 100.0  38.1  13.7  30.8   7.2  10.2
Detoxification2,3 100.0  66.1  11.2  16.9   2.4   3.4
Intensive outpatient2 100.0  34.4  21.6  25.5   9.1   9.4
Short-term residential2 100.0  56.9  16.8  16.5   5.6   4.2
Long-term residential2 100.0  45.8  14.0  26.3   8.5   5.4
Hospital residential2 100.0  49.5  28.0  16.1   2.2   4.2
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 100.0  12.5  19.4  41.8  12.2  14.1
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5 100.0  29.5  20.6  45.7   0.9   3.3
Total  100.0  45.1  14.7  25.9   6.5   7.7
Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient2  77 118  32  50  63  63
Detoxification2,3   4   4   4   2   3   3
Intensive outpatient2  51  72  43  39  41  49
Short-term residential2  24  27  21   9  13  13
Long-term residential2  58  89  40  28  47  43
Hospital residential2   8  18   5   4  15  10
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 155 184 165 114 213 186
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5  17  21  14  17  60  27
1 Excludes 2,400 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 8.31.09.

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