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Table 1 Show rates for clients after IRS or assessment

From: Examining attrition rates at one specialty addiction treatment provider in the United States: a case study using a retrospective chart review

Authors & date # of agencies Enrollment stage Sample size Showed% No-showed%
Longhi et al., 1991[17] Multiple IRS 1567 71% 29%
Fehr et al., 1992[1] 1 IRS 505 37% 63%
Festinger et al., 1995[18] 1 IRS 235 42% 58%
Sequeland et al., 2002*[2] 4 IRS 1777 53% 47%
Chawdhary et al., 2007*[19] 1 IRS 883 42% 58%
IRS weighted mean 54% 46%
IRS un-weighted mean 49% 51%
Longhi et al., 1991[17] Multiple Assessment 909 66% 34%
Kleinman et al., 1992*[20] 1 Assessment 148 58% 42%
Gottheil et al., 1994[21] 1 Assessment 634 80% 20%
Ershoff et al., 1996[22] 8 Assessment 1986 80% 20%
Rohrer et al., 1996[23] Multiple Assessment 17,874 45% 55%
Vendetti et al., 1997*[24] 3 Assessment 813 55% 45%
Hser et al., 1998[25] Multiple Assessment 276 62% 38%
Pena et al., 1999*[26] 1 Assessment 294 82% 18%
Weisner et al., 2001[27] 1 Assessment 1204 76% 24%
Arfken et al., 2001[28] 1 Assessment 2471 82% 18%
Donovan et al., 2001*[29] Multiple Assessment 654 71% 29%
Claus & Kindleberger, 2002[30] 1 Assessment 260 75% 25%
Parker et al., 2002[31] 1 Assessment 127 49% 51%
Angarita et al., 2007*![32] Multiple Assessment 372 56% 44%
Pinto et al., 2011*[33] 7 Assessment 286 70% 30%
Resko & Mendoza, 2012*[34] 7 Assessment 340 82% 18%
Molfenter, 2013+[35] 67 Assessment ? 63% 37%
Pena et al., 1999 (lit review)[26] 22 studies Assessment ? 73% 27%
Assessment weighted mean 56% 44%
Assessment un-weighted mean 67% 33%
  1. *= randomized clinical trial – secondary analysis; ! = individuals who were accurately matched to treatment were included; + = no show rates were based on enrollment in an outpatient program, but it was unclear if the rate was from IRS or assessment.