Toward a More Meaningful In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate

dc.contributor.authorDeonandan, Raywat
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, M. Karen
dc.contributor.authorOstbye, Truls
dc.contributor.authorTummon, Iam
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Vol. 17, No. 9, 2000
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The objective was to explore the variability in in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates. Methods: Published success rates from IVF clinics in North America were investigated to establish types of biases and potential inaccuracies. Results: Success rates reported by IVF clinics vary with regard to the indices and patient populations used to compute them. Selection bias and misunderstood statistics are major factors contributing to the inappropriateness of certain rates. Conclusions: The influence of privatization and market forces also may contribute to the need to oversimplify IVF statistics.
dc.subjectintracytoplasmic sperm injection
dc.subjectin vitro fertilization
dc.subjectsuccess rate
dc.titleToward a More Meaningful In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications

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