Table 3.9
Year 2004 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by treatment referral source, 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.]
Treatment referral source 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
Self- or individual  85,187  21,204 11,043  32,247  24,170  9,505 19,265
Criminal justice/DUI 210,914  90,352 22,539 112,891  54,038 21,789 22,196
Substance abuse treatmt provider  18,299   6,114  2,435   8,549   5,671  1,658  2,421
Other health care provider  20,162   4,895  3,160   8,055   6,147  2,003  3,957
School  10,171   4,449    666   5,115   2,848    821  1,387
Employer   2,928   1,527    193   1,720     710    248    250
Other community referral  37,471  11,398  5,581  16,979  11,171  3,893  5,428
No. of discharges  385,132 139,939 45,617 185,556 104,755 39,917 54,904
Column percent
Self- or individual  22.1  15.2  24.2  17.4  23.1  23.8  35.1
Criminal justice/DUI  54.8  64.6  49.4  60.8  51.6  54.6  40.4
Substance abuse treatmt provider   4.8   4.4   5.3   4.6   5.4   4.2   4.4
Other health care provider   5.2   3.5   6.9   4.3   5.9   5.0   7.2
School   2.6   3.2   1.5   2.8   2.7   2.1   2.5
Employer   0.8   1.1   0.4   0.9   0.7   0.6   0.5
Other community referral   9.7   8.1  12.2   9.2  10.7   9.8   9.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Self- or individual 100.0  24.9  13.0  37.9  28.4  11.2  22.6
Criminal justice/DUI 100.0  42.8  10.7  53.5  25.6  10.3  10.5
Substance abuse treatmt provider 100.0  33.4  13.3  46.7  31.0   9.1  13.2
Other health care provider 100.0  24.3  15.7  40.0  30.5   9.9  19.6
School 100.0  43.7   6.5  50.3  28.0   8.1  13.6
Employer 100.0  52.2   6.6  58.7  24.2   8.5   8.5
Other community referral 100.0  30.4  14.9  45.3  29.8  10.4  14.5
Total  100.0  36.3  11.8  48.2  27.2  10.4  14.3
Median length of stay (days)
Self- or individual  56  94  15  37  51  75
Criminal justice/DUI  76 107  39  50  55  63
Substance abuse treatmt provider  62 102  22  43  46  56
Other health care provider  60  97  20  40  50 103
School  84 102  59  61  68  97
Employer  67  84  28  44  71  43
Other community referral  60  99  24  45  42  66
Total   69 104  29    45  52  70
Average length of stay (days)
Self- or individual 101 132  71  76  97 117
Criminal justice/DUI 111 141  79  85  91 103
Substance abuse treatmt provider  97 134  70  77  78  95
Other health care provider 115 146  85  88 104 148
School 125 141 106 100 107 142
Employer  98 111  71  79 107  86
Other community referral  98 131  72  79  80 107
Total  107 138  77    82  92 112
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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