Treatment Episode Data Set - Discharges (TEDS-D) Series
Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)
The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is an administrative data system providing descriptive information about discharges from alcohol or drug treatment in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems. TEDS-D is part of a reporting system that was originally designed to provide annual data on the number and characteristics of persons admitted to public and private substance abuse treatment programs receiving public funding. The TEDS -- Admissions (TEDS-A) component began in 1992, and the TEDS-D component began reporting data in 2000.
The TEDS is a continuation of the former Client Data System (CDS) that was originally developed by the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration (predecessor to SAMHSA) in consultation with representatives of the state substance abuse agencies and appropriate national organizations. TEDS is one of the three components of SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS, formerly Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)). The core of BHSIS is the Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS), formerly known as the National Master Facility Inventory (NMFI). The I-SATS is a continuously-updated comprehensive listing of all known substance abuse treatment facilities. The third component of BHSIS is the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), formerly called the Uniform Facility Data Set (UFDS) survey. The N-SSATS is an annual survey of the location, characteristics, and utilization of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment facilities. The N-SSATS/UFDS is available from the SAMHDA Web site. Together, they provide national- and state-level information on the numbers and characteristics of individuals admitted to alcohol and drug treatment and describe the facilities that deliver care to those individuals. TEDS includes facilities that are licensed or certified by the state substance abuse agency to provide substance abuse treatment (or are administratively tracked for other reasons), and that are required by the states to provide TEDS client-level data.
The TEDS series was designed to provide annual data on the number and characteristics of persons admitted to and discharged from public and private substance abuse treatment programs receiving public funding. TEDS includes both Minimum Data Set (MDS) data (required reporting) and Supplemental Data Set (SuDS) data (optional reporting), as reported to state substance abuse agencies by the treatment programs. Additional variables, such as calculated age and census region, are added to the state data. TEDS provides information on service setting, number of prior treatments, primary source of referral, employment status, whether methadone was prescribed in treatment, presence of psychiatric problems, living arrangements, health insurance, substance(s) abused, route of administration, age at first use, pregnancy and veteran status, number of days waiting to enter treatment, and demographic variables. Variables unique to TEDS-D not included on the TEDS-A file include the person's length of stay in treatment and reason for discharge.
TEDS is sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (formerly Office of Applied Studies) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The CBHSQ site also offers a number of Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS, formerly DASIS) publications, which includes publications about TEDS.
Reports & Related Sites
- CBHSQ TEDS Reports
- BHSIS State Crosswalks for TEDS Data
- Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Population Estimates: 1990 and 2000 (Excel 100KB)
- Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Population Estimates: 1990 and 2000 (Excel 236KB)