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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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There is a remedy that over time can reduce these high school dropout numbers.
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The dropout issue is an issue that every single person is involved in," said Fitchburg Superintendent Andre R.
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Bridgeland's report agrees the nation should be committed to seeing students graduate through senior year of high school and raising the legal dropout age from 16 or 17 to 18.
Statistics Canada defines the dropout rate as the proportion of the population between the ages of 20 and 24 who are not attending school and who have not completed high school.
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And the dropout rate varies widely among school districts, and even at different high schools within the same district.
If homework drives out marginal students, a school's rating goes up as long as dropout numbers are fudged.
As the demographic face of America changes, it is instructive to view the dropout statistics by race and socioeconomic status.
GAO-02-240 February 1, 2002 Text The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that the national status dropout rate--the percentage of 16- through 24-year olds who are not enrolled in school and who lack a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate--fluctuated between 10.