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4. Comparison with attrition rates for other HE students

4.1 Attrition rates for healthcare students are lower than  those for HE students studying other subjects (DH 2006).

4.2 According to figures from academic year 2004-05, Medicine and Dentistry have the highest continuation rates and combined subject degrees, Mathematical and Computer Sciences having the lowest rates among all undergraduates (NAO 2007).

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