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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.”
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Every year 6 million people in the EU become school drop-outs. In Spain, Malta and Portugal these are one third of all students with two thirds of them leaving because they need to find a job to help their family.
The number of school drop-outs significantly increases in the northern coastal city's impoverished neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.
Potential drop-outs have two strikes against them from the start.
On early school drop-outs, the EU has set itself the target that by 2010, not more than 10% of people aged 18-24 will leave school with only lower secondary education or even less.
FORCING pupils to stay at school till the age of 18 unless they get a job with training could cut the number of drop-outs, a Coventry councillor says.
Indeed, studies continue to show that this movement away from building neighborhood-scale schools toward focusing on large, remotely located ones results in a variety of concerning trends such as: lower student test scores; lower student attendance; higher student drop-outs; worse student health; and higher overall school district costs.
For the article entitled "Association of Inosine Triphosphate 94C>A and Thiopurine S-Methyltransferase Deficiency with Adverse Events and Study Drop-Outs under Azathioprine Therapy in a Prospective Crohn Disease Study", by N.
Intricately detailing the lives of the two high-school drop-outs and the short-lived friendship between the two, Malcolm And Jack opens readers to the reality of the post-war fifties and the pretensions mentality of American's the era neared revolution.
Among the 212,000 drop-outs in 2004/05, nearly two-thirds, or 135,000, were men.
Experts agreed that a reasonable estimate for the annual costs of nurse student drop-outs in the UK was almost pounds 57 million.
Preventing drop-outs: In four years, Hamilton County has used the $8 million for creating a career-based magnet high school and a ninth-grade transition program that gives more attention to students in a year when the drop-out rate is high; mandating that all students graduate with college-bound class requirements.
* 71% of all high school drop-outs and 85% of all children with behavioral disorders come from single parent families.