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dropout

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A term of art for a subject in a clinical trial who for any reason fails to continue in the trial until the last visit or observation, as required of him or her by the study protocol.

dropout

Adolescent medicine A person, often a high school student, who abandons his/her education before graduating Clinical trials A person admitted to a clinical–phase III–trial for efficacy of a therapeutic agent or procedure, who abandons the role of 'guinea pig'

dropout

(drŏp′out″)
1. An individual who matriculates in, but does not complete a course of study sponsored by an academic institution.
2. One who, after enrollment, chooses not to participate in a research investigation. In health care jargon, those who stop participating in a study and do not maintain contact with the investigators are said to be “lost to follow-up.”

dropout

a patient which becomes inaccessible or ineligible to follow-up procedures.
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These variables were selected based on a decision to employ a limited set of variables that represented individual, family, and school-level factors that were determined to be theoretically relevant to school dropout.
Status dropout rates measure the percentage of individuals who are not enrolled in high school and who lack a high school credential, irrespective of when they dropped out.
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Himself an advocate for improving the dropout problem, Hinojosa introduced with Davis the Graduation for All bill, which asks for up to $1 billion to improve adolescent literacy for at-risk sixth- through 12th-graders.
There are two commonly accepted calculation methods used for computing dropout rates (Bulter-Nalin & Padilla, 1989; Rumberger, 1997; Sinclair, 1994).
The unemployment rate among dropouts aged 20 to 24 in 2004/05 was 19.
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Sponsors of a new Dropout Prevention Campaign will host summits to spur collaborative action in 50 cities and every state by the year 2010.
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