Table 3.8
Year 2004 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by number of prior treatment episodes, 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 by 27 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
No. of prior treatment episodes Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 399,037 145,426 46,611 192,037 108,605 41,913 56,482
Number
None 175,426  69,139 20,140  89,279  50,515 16,498 19,134
1 prior treatment episode  88,637  31,109 11,488  42,597  25,982 10,495  9,563
2 prior treatment episodes  38,692  12,544  5,727  18,271  11,134  4,530  4,757
3 prior treatment episodes  17,014   5,162  2,600   7,762   4,992  1,997  2,263
4 prior treatment episodes   8,385   2,380  1,370   3,750   2,395  1,059  1,181
5 or more prior treatment episodes  17,108   4,303  2,656   6,959   4,758  2,457  2,934
No. of discharges  345,262 124,637 43,981 168,618  99,776 37,036 39,832
Column percent
None  50.8  55.5  45.8  52.9  50.6  44.5  48.0
1 prior treatment episode  25.7  25.0  26.1  25.3  26.0  28.3  24.0
2 prior treatment episodes  11.2  10.1  13.0  10.8  11.2  12.2  11.9
3 prior treatment episodes   4.9   4.1   5.9   4.6   5.0   5.4   5.7
4 prior treatment episodes   2.4   1.9   3.1   2.2   2.4   2.9   3.0
5 or more prior treatment episodes   5.0   3.5   6.0   4.1   4.8   6.6   7.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  39.4  11.5  50.9  28.8   9.4  10.9
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  35.1  13.0  48.1  29.3  11.8  10.8
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  32.4  14.8  47.2  28.8  11.7  12.3
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  30.3  15.3  45.6  29.3  11.7  13.3
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  28.4  16.3  44.7  28.6  12.6  14.1
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  25.2  15.5  40.7  27.8  14.4  17.1
Total  100.0  36.1  12.7  48.8  28.9  10.7  11.5
Median length of stay (days)
None  66 103  30  43  52  54
1 prior treatment episode  64 108  29  44  42  60
2 prior treatment episodes  63 109  28  44  49  55
3 prior treatment episodes  63 112  29  44  55  58
4 prior treatment episodes  61 111  32  42  51  49
5 or more prior treatment episodes  58 104  27  45  63  47
Total   64 105  29    44  50  55
Average length of stay (days)
None 106 137  80  81  96  99
1 prior treatment episode 104 144  75  81  78 101
2 prior treatment episodes 103 145  74  78  87  95
3 prior treatment episodes 102 146  74  77  88  98
4 prior treatment episodes  99 143  75  78  82  93
5 or more prior treatment episodes 104 138  75  83 128  93
Total  105 140  77    81  91  98
1 Excludes records where methadone use was planned.
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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