Patient follow-up, close-out, and post-trial follow-up

Curtis L. Meinert and Susan Tonascia

in Clinical Trials

Published in print September 1986 | ISBN: 9780195035681
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864478 | DOI:

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Patient follow-up, close-out, and post-trial follow-up

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This chapter discusses the steps involved in patient follow-up, close-out, and post-trial follow-up. Topics covered include the maintenance of investigator and patient interest during follow-up, losses to the follow-up, close-out of patient follow-up, termination stage, and post-trial patient follow-up.

Keywords: clinical trials; patient follow-up; post-trial follow-up; termination stage; investigator interest

Chapter.  4653 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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