Chapter 5

Long-Term Residential Treatment Discharges Aged 12 and Older: 2009

Chapter 5 presents data on the reason for discharge and median length of stay (LOS) in treatment for the 135,390 discharges aged 12 and older from long-term residential treatment in 2009. Forty-four of the 45 reporting States and jurisdictions had discharges from this type of service [Table 5.1].

Reason for Discharge

Table 5.1 and Figure 5.1. Of the 135,390 discharges aged 12 and older from long-term residential treatment in 2009:

Figure 5.1
Reason for discharge from long-term residential treatment: 2009

Pie chart comparing Reason for discharge from long-term residential treatment: TEDS 2009

SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

Table 1.4 and Figure 5.2. The median LOS in 2009 for long-term residential treatment discharges aged 12 and older was 59 days. By reason for discharge, the median LOS for long-term residential treatment discharges was:

Figure 5.2
Median length of stay (LOS) in long-term residential treatment, by reason for discharge: 2009

Bar chart comparing Median length of stay in long-term residential treatment, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2009

SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

Characteristics at Admission

Table 1.6. Long-term residential discharges aged 12 and older displayed some major differences from all discharges aged 12 and older combined. Of long-term residential discharges aged 12 and older:

Treatment Completion

Tables 5.2 and 5.3. Table 5.2 enumerates the characteristics at admission of discharges aged 12 and over from long-term residential treatment by reason for discharge. Table 5.3 is based on Table 5.2. It presents two related proportions: a) the percent distribution of characteristics at admission among discharges completing treatment or transferring to further treatment compared to those who did not complete treatment, and b) the combined rate of completion or transfer to further treatment by characteristic at admission. Table 5.3 also provides the median LOS among long-term residential treatment discharges aged 12 and over that completed treatment.

Completion/Transfer Rates and Characteristics at Admission

Tables 5.2 and 5.3. The overall combined treatment completion/transfer rate among long-term residential treatment discharges aged 12 and over was 62 percent.

Median LOS among Discharges Completing Treatment

The overall median LOS in 2009 among discharges aged 12 and older completing long-term residential treatment was 90 days.

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