discontinuation

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discontinuation

The act of concluding participation, before completing all protocol-required elements, in a trial by an enrolled subject. Subject discontinuation does not necessarily imply exclusion of the subject’s data from analysis.

Categories of discontinuation
• Dropout—Discontinuation of a trial by a subject or the discontinued subject him- or herself.
• Investigator initiated discontinuation (e.g., for cause).
• Loss to follow-up—Cessation of participation without notice or action by the subject.
• Sponsor initiated.
References in classic literature ?
One must discontinue being feasted upon when one tasteth best: that is known by those who want to be long loved.
I appeal to you to discontinue your habit of making your misplaced attentions as plain to Mrs Boffin as to me.
Effect of the Women's Health Initiative on women's decisions to discontinue postmenopausal hormone therapy, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2003, 102(6):1225-1232.
For example, when the decision to discontinue a product is made by a manufacturer, lead time for ordering packaging materials should be 120 to 180 days, noted the white paper.
Simply put, although taxpayers must discontinue use of the mark-to-market method only with respect to nonfinancial customer paper, they should consider discontinuity use of the method for all securities.