Loss to follow-up

@inproceedings{Dettori2011LossTF,
  title={Loss to follow-up},
  author={Joseph R. Dettori},
  booktitle={Evidence-based spine-care journal},
  year={2011}
}
Why do these situations make a difference? Because in each situation, those lost to follow-up often have a different prognosis than those who complete the study. For example, patients who receive treatment for cervical myelopathy may not return for follow-up because they became asymptomatic and felt no need to return to see the surgeon. Conversely, some patients may not return because they had a particularly bad outcome (worse pain or function) or complication, or because they died. In either… CONTINUE READING

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