Key performance indicators in assisted reproductive technologies

As in any other industry, key performance indicators need to be defined for measuring the efficacy of assisted reproduction clinics on both the clinical and laboratory sides.

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Volume 114, Issue 1, Pages 4–5


Richard T. Scott Jr., M.D., Dominique de Ziegler, M.D.


Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been so widely deployed across the world that over 1% of all births are now ART babies, with even higher percentages in the Nordic countries. As pregnancy rates are limited by technical, population, and inherent limitations of human reproduction, key performance indicators should be defined for all the different facets of ART to measure the efficacy of the procedure.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.