TABLE E-2 Organizational Characteristics of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, October 1, 1996: Percentage Distribution of Facilities by Type of Care, and Percentage of Facilities by Relationship with Other Organization, Mental Health, or Medical Treatment Provider

Type of Care

 

Inpatient only

3.0%

Residential only

17.4%

Outpatient methadonea

5.0%

Outpatient nonmethadone only

61.1%

Combination inpatient and/or residential with outpatient nonmethadone

13.6%

Totalb

100.0%

Legally Part of Other Organization

61.9%

Types of Other Organizationc,d

 

Administrative office

55.5%

Substance abuse treatment facility

29.8%

Hospital

19.7%

Government agency

11.9%

Other organization

27.0%

Provision of Other Servicesa

 

Mental health treatment

54.3%

Medical treatment

27.0%

SOURCE: 1997 Alcohol and Drug Services Study—Phase I—Preliminary Data. Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

a Twenty-six percent of outpatient methadone treatment facilities also provide outpatient nonmethadone treatment.

b Does not total to 100% because of rounding.

c Does not total to 100% because facilities could respond to as many categories as applied.

d Distribution is for facilities indicating that they are legally part of another organization.

erized systems compared with about 60% for small facilities. Residential programs are the least likely to use a computerized information system with 54 percent having a computerized system. Interestingly, facilities that rely more heavily on public dollars are more likely to report having a computerized system. Whether this is related to the mandated reporting requirements for facilities receiving public dollars, or other factors, is unknown.



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