Substance Use Treatment Capacity and Utilization in the US, 2012

Available Treatment Capacity and Services Offered

"Facilities were asked to report the number of residential (non-hospital) and hospital inpatient beds designated for substance abuse treatment. Utilization rates were calculated by dividing the number of residential (non-hospital) or hospital inpatient clients by the number of residential (non-hospital) or hospital inpatient designated beds. Because substance abuse treatment clients may also occupy non-designated beds, utilization rates could be more than 100 percent.
"• Table 4.6. Some 2,401 facilities (23 percent) reported outpatient operational capacity under 80 percent, 3,628 facilities (34 percent) reported outpatient operational capacity between 80 and 94 percent, 3,818 facilities (36 percent) reported outpatient operational capacity between 95 and 105 percent and 727 facilities (7 percent) reported operational capacity above 105 percent.
"• Table 4.7. Some 3,281 facilities reported having 107,888 residential (non-hospital) beds designated for substance abuse treatment on March 30, 2012. The utilization rate11 was 96 percent, and ranged from 86 percent in facilities operated by local governments to 112 percent in facilities operated by tribal governments.
"• Table 4.8. Some 731 facilities reported having 11,280 hospital inpatient beds designated for substance abuse treatment on March 30, 2012. The utilization rate12 was 111 percent, and ranged from 79 percent in facilities operated by the state government to 2,000 percent in facilities operated by tribal governments. By facility focus, utilization rates ranged from 88 percent in facilities primarily focused on general health care to 165 percent in facilities focused on mental health services.
"• Tables 4.7 and 4.8 and Figure 7 show the distribution of facility-level utilization rates for residential (non-hospital) beds and for hospital inpatient beds. Facilities with residential (non-hospital) beds had generally higher utilization rates than facilities with hospital inpatient beds. Forty-eight percent of facilities with residential (non-hospital) beds had utilization rates of 91 to 100 percent and 10 percent had utilization rates above 100 percent. Twenty-nine percent of facilities with hospital inpatient beds had utilization rates of 91 to 100 percent while 16 percent had utilization rates above 100 percent."

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2012. Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. BHSIS Series S-66, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4809. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013, pp. 23-24.
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