Table 9.3
Discharges from outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: TEDS 2007
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median LOS
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 38 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
59,190      31.9 184
Gender        
Male 36,832  58.1  64.2  29.8 179
Female 22,345  41.9  35.8  35.4 196
59,177 100.0 100.0  31.9 184
Age at admission        
Under 21 years  1,529   2.8   2.5  34.7 138
21 to 30 years 14,803  27.2  24.0  34.7 164
31 to 40 years 15,914  26.5  27.1  31.4 186
41 to 50 years 17,455  27.8  30.3  30.0 210
Over 50 years  9,429  15.7  16.1  31.4 195
59,130 100.0 100.0  31.9 184
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 30,146  56.9  48.6  35.4 166
Black (non-Hispanic) 12,352  18.5  22.2  28.1 204
Hispanic origin 13,783  20.7  24.7  28.1 239
Other  2,570   4.0   4.6  28.9 181
58,851 100.0 100.0  31.9 184
Primary substance        
Alcohol    891   2.6   1.0  55.1  84
Opiates 56,565  93.9  96.4  31.3 203
Marijuana    372   0.9   0.5  43.8 121
Cocaine    537   1.1   0.8  37.6  82
Stimulants    178   0.5   0.2  53.9 129
Other/unknown    647   1.1   1.1  32.0 201
59,190 100.0 100.0  31.9 184
Frequency of use in past month        
No use  8,358  19.0  12.2  42.0 163
Some use  8,700  16.4  14.3  34.8 157
Daily use 41,205  64.6  73.6  28.9 184
58,263 100.0 100.0  31.7 177
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None 13,423  27.5  24.2  35.0 149
1 or more 39,667  72.5  75.8  31.3 177
53,090 100.0 100.0  32.2 170
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  3,066   6.4   4.7  38.6 120
Individual 43,101  71.3  75.5  30.5 211
Health care/community 11,924  22.2  19.7  34.4 148
58,091 100.0 100.0  31.8 182
Employment status        
Employed 15,676  29.4  25.6  34.9 191
Unemployed/Not in labor force 42,876  70.6  74.4  30.6 180
58,552 100.0 100.0  31.8 183
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years 21,499  33.8  38.1  29.3 195
12 years (or GED) 25,179  43.1  43.0  32.0 180
More than 12 years 11,866  23.1  18.9  36.3 191
  58,544 100.0 100.0  31.9 186
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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