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Table 4 Patient status when admitted to four type of treatment programs, and treatment intensity and length of the programs

From: Toward cost-effective staffing mixes for Veterans Affairs substance use disorder treatment programs

   Inpatient Residential Intensive outpatient Standard outpatient
(N = 603) (N = 1763) (N = 1374) (N = 1808)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Patient status when admitted Employment earnings ($/month) 145.40 (426.99) 214.47 (618.91) 248.35 (634.06) 315.62 (914.15)
Alcohol consumption ($/month) 150.75 (264.02) 93.41 (202.06) 93.56 (216.71) 73.28 (220.18)
Days with medical problems (days/month) 13.51 (13.25) 11.47 (13.08) 11.79 (13.15) 12.55 (13.32)
Days with psychological problems (days/month) 14.96 (12.14) 10.63 (11.92) 11.84 (12.22) 11.87 (12.27)
Days with drug problems (days/month) 10.59 (12.45) 7.01 (10.74) 6.87 (10.66) 4.88 (9.60)
Days with alcohol problems (days/month) 12.35 (12.22) 8.87 (11.31) 8.57 (11.36) 6.97 (10.55)
Days in controlled environments (e.g. jail) (days/month) 7.77 (9.11) 10.15 (11.11) 8.21 (10.22) 6.49 (10.32)
Treatment administration Treatment intensity (hours/day) 6.10 (3.56) 3.88 (3.09) 3.26 (4.77) 3.03 (3.63)
Treatment length (days) 33.27 (40.03) 57.98 (62.48) 74.24 (93.33) 72.56 (113.03)