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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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The new figures were a wide discrepancy from statistics released in May that showed the dropout rate at about 34 percent.
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3 percent) of event dropouts in 2001 were ages 15 through 18, and about two-fifths (42.
A dropout rate in the low single digits is worse than it appears.
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