Table 4.8
Year 2004 discharges from INTENSIVE 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 intensive 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 114,440 43,119 20,441 63,560 26,561 16,025 8,294
Number
None  40,816 15,734  7,926 23,660  8,931  5,339 2,886
1 prior treatment episode  26,236  9,901  5,434 15,335  5,859  3,276 1,766
2 prior treatment episodes  14,507  5,335  2,646  7,981  3,359  2,068 1,099
3 prior treatment episodes   7,602  2,701  1,349  4,050  1,866  1,097   589
4 prior treatment episodes   4,442  1,549    727  2,276  1,127    687   352
5 or more prior treatment episodes   8,737  2,909  1,276  4,185  2,172  1,610   770
No. of discharges  102,340 38,129 19,358 57,487 23,314 14,077 7,462
Column percent
None  39.9  41.3  40.9  41.2  38.3  37.9  38.7
1 prior treatment episode  25.6  26.0  28.1  26.7  25.1  23.3  23.7
2 prior treatment episodes  14.2  14.0  13.7  13.9  14.4  14.7  14.7
3 prior treatment episodes   7.4   7.1   7.0   7.0   8.0   7.8   7.9
4 prior treatment episodes   4.3   4.1   3.8   4.0   4.8   4.9   4.7
5 or more prior treatment episodes   8.5   7.6   6.6   7.3   9.3  11.4  10.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  38.5  19.4  58.0  21.9  13.1   7.1
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  37.7  20.7  58.5  22.3  12.5   6.7
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  36.8  18.2  55.0  23.2  14.3   7.6
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  35.5  17.7  53.3  24.5  14.4   7.7
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  34.9  16.4  51.2  25.4  15.5   7.9
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  33.3  14.6  47.9  24.9  18.4   8.8
Total  100.0  37.3  18.9  56.2  22.8  13.8   7.3
Median length of stay (days)
None  45  56  44  29  38  42
1 prior treatment episode  43  52  43  28  37  37
2 prior treatment episodes  41  50  42  27  36  38
3 prior treatment episodes  38  46  42  26  37  38
4 prior treatment episodes  35  46  38  23  35  35
5 or more prior treatment episodes  34  41  37  21  37  33
Total   42  52  43    28  37  39
Average length of stay (days)
None  76  85  87  58  63  78
1 prior treatment episode  71  80  82  54  61  67
2 prior treatment episodes  69  80  77  52  61  64
3 prior treatment episodes  67  77  79  49  58  71
4 prior treatment episodes  64  76  80  43  59  62
5 or more prior treatment episodes  62  74  64  44  59  68
Total   72  81  82    53  61  71
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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