Table 2.6
Year 2004 discharges from methadone treatment, by type of service, according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2004
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported to TEDS by 28 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service (methadone discharges only) Total4 Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Dropped out Terminated Other
Total  51,263 8,528 8,170 23,930 4,407  6,228
Number
Outpatient1,2 31,828 3,859 5,555 14,084 4,096  4,234
Short-term residential1    538   235    53    139    80     31
Long-term residential1    812   323   186    202    69     32
Hospital residential1    109    70     8     23     6      2
Detoxification1,3 17,976 4,041 2,368  9,482   156  1,929
No. of discharges  51,263 8,528 8,170 23,930 4,407  6,228
Column percent
Outpatient1,2  62.1  45.3  68.0  58.9  92.9  68.0
Short-term residential1   1.0   2.8   0.6   0.6   1.8   0.5
Long-term residential1   1.6   3.8   2.3   0.8   1.6   0.5
Hospital residential1   0.2   0.8   0.1   0.1   0.1      *
Detoxification1,3  35.1  47.4  29.0  39.6   3.5  31.0
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Outpatient1,2 100.0  12.1  17.5  44.3  12.9  13.3
Short-term residential1 100.0  43.7   9.9  25.8  14.9   5.8
Long-term residential1 100.0  39.8  22.9  24.9   8.5   3.9
Hospital residential1 100.0  64.2   7.3  21.1   5.5   1.8
Detoxification1,3 100.0  22.5  13.2  52.7   0.9  10.7
Total  100.0  16.6  15.9  46.7   8.6  12.1
Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient1,2 115 159 108  90 139 159
Short-term residential1  18  27  15  11  13  11
Long-term residential1  46  63  56  19  38  39
Hospital residential1   7   8   9   5   8 518
Detoxification1,3  16  20  15  13  69  18
Total   42  28  52  30 125  80
Average length of stay (days)
Outpatient1,2 224 270 237 187 239 277
Short-term residential1  38  47  29  24  40  49
Long-term residential1  98  97 147  72  59  79
Hospital residential1  29  24  11   6  34 518
Detoxification1,3  37  35  55  34 109  32
Total  154 144 180 124 227 199
1 Includes only records where use of methadone in treatment was planned. 
2 Includes methadone outpatient clients (n = 30,343; 95 percent) and methadone intensive outpatient clients (n = 1,485; 5 percent).
3 Includes ambulatory detoxification (n = 15,960; 89 percent), free-standing residential detoxification (n = 1,797; 10 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 219; 1 percent).
4 Excludes records where Reason for discharge was unknown (n = 8,423; 14 percent).
* Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 2.1.2006.

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