Clinically integrated health care: optimizing our approach to reproductive medicine
Volume 110, Issue 3, Pages 362–363
I-shen Huang, M.D., James Wren, M.D., Robert E. Brannigan, M.D.
Couples seeking medical consultation for infertility have typically been evaluated separately when commencing their reproductive health assessment, due largely to well-established, historical health care delivery patterns and norms (1). Reproductive medicine is unique when compared to other aspects of health care as it involves the intersection of two separate patients, each with their own unique medical conditions and reproductive concerns, in order to achieve the same common goal—the live birth of offspring.