Toward a More Meaningful In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate

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dc.contributor.authorDeonandan, Raywat
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, M. Karen
dc.contributor.authorOstbye, Truls
dc.contributor.authorTummon, Iam
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-08T19:27:21Z
dc.date.available2011-11-08T19:27:21Z
dc.date.created2000
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Vol. 17, No. 9, 2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20367
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.language.isoen
dc.subjectBias
dc.subjectintracytoplasmic sperm injection
dc.subjectin vitro fertilization
dc.subjectstatistics
dc.subjectsuccess rate
dc.titleToward a More Meaningful In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate
dc.typeArticle
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications

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