Table 7.8
Year 2004 discharges from HOSPITAL RESIDENTIAL 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 14 States and jurisdictions that offered hospital residential 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 8,080 5,597 1,200 6,797 884 214 185
Number
None 1,826 1,233   351 1,584 179  37  26
1 prior treatment episode 1,660 1,126   275 1,401 179  50  30
2 prior treatment episodes   967   614   213   827  95  30  15
3 prior treatment episodes   546   352    97   449  68  15  14
4 prior treatment episodes   301   209    48   257  26   9   9
5 or more prior treatment episodes   587   364   100   464  85  26  12
No. of discharges  5,887 3,898 1,084 4,982 632 167 106
Column percent
None  31.0  31.6  32.4  31.8  28.3  22.2  24.5
1 prior treatment episode  28.2  28.9  25.4  28.1  28.3  29.9  28.3
2 prior treatment episodes  16.4  15.8  19.6  16.6  15.0  18.0  14.2
3 prior treatment episodes   9.3   9.0   8.9   9.0  10.8   9.0  13.2
4 prior treatment episodes   5.1   5.4   4.4   5.2   4.1   5.4   8.5
5 or more prior treatment episodes  10.0   9.3   9.2   9.3  13.4  15.6  11.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  67.5  19.2  86.7   9.8   2.0   1.4
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  67.8  16.6  84.4  10.8   3.0   1.8
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  63.5  22.0  85.5   9.8   3.1   1.6
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  64.5  17.8  82.2  12.5   2.7   2.6
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  69.4  15.9  85.4   8.6   3.0   3.0
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  62.0  17.0  79.0  14.5   4.4   2.0
Total  100.0  66.2  18.4  84.6  10.7   2.8   1.8
Median length of stay (days)
None   9  10   7   7  11   8
1 prior treatment episode  10  12  10   5  10   7
2 prior treatment episodes  10  12   9   6  10   4
3 prior treatment episodes  10  14   9   7   8  11
4 prior treatment episodes  10  12   8   3  13   9
5 or more prior treatment episodes   8  10   8   5   6   9
Total   10  11   9     6  10   8
Average length of stay (days)
None  42  48  19  46  79  26
1 prior treatment episode  25  27  18  22  15  28
2 prior treatment episodes  21  24  14  19  20  21
3 prior treatment episodes  25  28  13  28  12  11
4 prior treatment episodes  13  14  11  12  17   8
5 or more prior treatment episodes  18  19   9  27  17  19
Total   28  32  16    29  30  22
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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