Censoring (clinical trials)

“The term censoring is used in clinical trials to refer to mathematically removing a patient from the survival curve at the end of their follow-up time. Censoring a patient will reduce the sample size for analyzing after the time of the censorship. Reducing the sample size always reduces reliability, so the more patients are censored and the earlier they are censored the more unreliable the results are.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censoring_(clinical_trials)

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