Table 1.4
Discharges aged 12 and older, by type of service and reason for discharge: 2009
Number, percent distribution by type of service and reason for discharge, and median length of stay (LOS)
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported to TEDS by 45 States and jurisdictions.]
Type of service Total1 Completed Transferred Dropped
out
Terminated Other
  Reason for discharge (number)
Outpatient2   685,256 290,345  75,608 199,679  50,591  69,033
Detoxification3   326,365 216,428  35,034  56,586   7,590  10,727
Intensive outpatient2   200,259  70,416  40,941  49,042  20,144  19,716
Short-term residential2   178,808  92,418  32,909  31,210  11,526  10,745
Long-term residential2   135,390  62,570  21,136  32,836  12,138   6,710
Hospital residential2     4,032   2,392     905     450      80     205
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4    62,564   8,486  10,442  26,285   7,723   9,628
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5    22,341  11,017   3,476   6,959     302     587
No. of discharges. 1,615,015 754,072 220,451 403,047 110,094 127,351
  Percent distribution by reason for discharge and type of service
Outpatient2  42.4  38.5  34.3  49.5  46.0  54.2
Detoxification3  20.2  28.7  15.9  14.0   6.9   8.4
Intensive outpatient2  12.4   9.3  18.6  12.2  18.3  15.5
Short-term residential2  11.1  12.3  14.9   7.7  10.5   8.4
Long-term residential2   8.4   8.3   9.6   8.1  11.0   5.3
Hospital residential2   0.2   0.3   0.4   0.1   0.1   0.2
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4   3.9   1.1   4.7   6.5   7.0   7.6
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5   1.4   1.5   1.6   1.7   0.3   0.5
Total. 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  Percent distribution by type of service and reason for discharge
Outpatient2 100.0  42.4  11.0  29.1   7.4  10.1
Detoxification3 100.0  66.3  10.7  17.3   2.3   3.3
Intensive outpatient2 100.0  35.2  20.4  24.5  10.1   9.8
Short-term residential2 100.0  51.7  18.4  17.5   6.4   6.0
Long-term residential2 100.0  46.2  15.6  24.3   9.0   5.0
Hospital residential2 100.0  59.3  22.4  11.2   2.0   5.1
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 100.0  13.6  16.7  42.0  12.3  15.4
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5 100.0  49.3  15.6  31.1   1.4   2.6
Total. 100.0  46.7  13.7  25.0   6.8   7.9
  Median length of stay (days)
Outpatient2  92 124  56  65  74  78
Detoxification3   4   4   4   2   3   4
Intensive outpatient2  60  85  57  43  49  55
Short-term residential2  22  27  23   8  13  23
Long-term residential2  59  90  36  29  48  40
Hospital residential2  13  19   8   9  14   6
Outpatient med.-asst. opi. ther.4 161 197 165 119 231 196
Med.-asst. opi. detoxification5   6   5   9  15  10  13
1 Excludes 5,573 residential (short-term, long-term, hospital) discharges where medication-assisted opioid therapy was planned.
2 Excludes medication-assisted opioid therapy and detoxification.
3 Includes free-standing residential detoxification, hospital detoxification, and outpatient detoxification.
4 Outpatient and intensive outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy only.
5 Medication-assisted opioid detoxification (free-standing, hospital, and outpatient) only.
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.

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