Outcome in patients lost to follow-up.

@article{Joshi2003OutcomeIP,
  title={Outcome in patients lost to follow-up.},
  author={Atul B. Joshi and Gurdev S. Gill and Patricia L. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          149-53
        }
}
  • Atul B. Joshi, Gurdev S. Gill, Patricia L. Smith
  • Published in The Journal of arthroplasty 2003
  • Medicine
  • Long-term outcome studies are valuable for providing information on the results of joint arthroplasty. However, a progressively increasing rate of attrition correlates with the length of study. The attrition rate of patients "lost to follow-up" ("non-attenders") may have a significant effect on the reported outcome. The goal of this study was to analyze the effect of the outcome in patients lost to follow-up on analysis in the setting of total knee arthroplasty. We found a lower rate of failure… CONTINUE READING

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