The Predictive Model of Transiently Lost to Follow-up among Patients with Congenital Heart Disease in Taiwan

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of major birth defects. More than 90% of the children born with a heart defect now reach adulthood. Even after successful treatment, many patients are prone to residua and sequelae, and complicate the well-being of these patients, for which lifelong specialized care is required. Lapse of care is associated with adverse outcome and significant increased morbidity. However, studies indicate that lost to follow-up is common in patients with CHD. In Taiwan, to our knowledge, the proportion of CHD patients lost to follow up has not been studied. Therefore, we will to explore the condition of patients with CHD transiently fail to follow-up. A population-based prospective cohort study will be use to identify the proportion and risk factors of patients with CHD transiently lost to follow-up. The findings will provide as important references for clinical practice, and a scientific knowledge base for relevance intervention develop.

Project IDs

Project ID:PC10206-0298
External Project ID:NSC102-2314-B182-006
Effective start/end date01/08/1331/07/14


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