Reading Between the Lines in the CDC IVF Clinic Statistics Reports by Sam Thatcher, M.D., Ph.D.

What you need to know about IVF statistics right now! The Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 was supposed to be for consumer protection... but does it. Get the "skinny" on what you need to know about statics before you select a clinic!

Outcome Based Reporting: View the beta testing sites here

Historically, IVF treatment results have been reported with a focus upon age as the primary differentiating factor in terms of expected outcome. However, there are well known and defined factors that affect IVF outcome in addition to the age of the egg provider and the type of procedure performed. The Outcome Based Reporting System (OBRS™) is a computerized IVF-specific data collection system that provides reliable IVF outcome data in real time. Results for conventional IVF (with the patient’s own eggs) are presented in separate categories by age, each of which is further divided into four (4) subgroups (A through D) based on relative Categories of Complexity. Read more...

History of Data Collection and Statistics and IVF

A summary of the history surrounding the gathering and reporting of IVF statistics

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