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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.
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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'
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Keeping this in mind, researchers have attempted to review the socio-economic characteristics of school dropout families and of their children.
Excessive red tape is proving to be a hill too steep to climb for school dropouts, who want to continue with their education in their mature years, with some of them left on the sidelines, and struggling to get a meaningful job.
A relationship between father's income and students' dropout from educational institutes does not seem to be logically present but is asserted by empirical evidence (see e.g., Suddarth, 1957; Iffert, 1957; Manski, 1992; Choy, 1999; Kuh et al., 2006)
There is a remedy that over time can reduce these high school dropout numbers.
In this part we attempt to discuss and analyze the social and economic parameters of dropout in primary education in Nepal.
"If we have them for one day, if they don't stay with us and return the following fall, they are a dropout."
These observations have triggered a series of studies investigating the link between suspension and dropout rates on an individual student level of analysis (Bowditch, 1993; Suh & Suh, 2007).
Active participation of district leaders in discussing student-level data focused on behavioral dropout characteristics and early warning indicators;
State education statistics don't always carry good news for Fitchburg, but yesterday the city was a highlight of a state report that shows falling dropout rates around Massachusetts.
Published estimates of dropout rates range between 30% and 60% of clients (Reis & Brown, 1999).
Canberra, June 20(ANI): About 50 percent of Australians think that high school dropouts should not be given their driver's licence, a new survey said.