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Table 2 Client utilization, reimbursement and quality score for residential and outpatient services

From: Does higher cost mean better quality? evidence from highly-regarded adolescent drug treatment programs

Variable N Median Mean SD
Programs offering residential treatment*     
   Average daily client census 49 26.0 43.4 59.0
   Client occupancy ratio (%) 49 87.7 86.2 0.1
   Average length of stay (days) 47 96.0 118.8 92.8
   Daily residential reimbursement ($) 38 183.00 200.92 99.72
   Quality Score# 78 15.0 14.6 1.6
Programs offering outpatient treatment*     
   Average daily client census 59 20.0 39.7 57.1
   Client occupancy ratio (%) 47 50.0 55.9 0.3
   Average treatment duration (days) 47 120.0 131.7 92.8
   Daily outpatient reimbursement ($) 26 50.50 55.73 26.47
   Quality Score# 93 15.0 14.3 1.9
  1. * residential treatment = residential only or both residential and outpatient; outpatient treatment = outpatient only or both residential and outpatient
  2. occupancy ratio = number of clients/number of available client slots
  3. # Maximum score is 20