Which key performance indicators are optimal to assess clinical management of assisted reproduction cycles?

Infertility clinics should keep track of key performance indicators to compare and follow possible changes in assisted reproduction outcomes.

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Volume 114, Issue 1, Pages 24–30


Paul Pirtea, M.D., Dominique de Ziegler, M.D., Marine Poulain, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Jean Marc Ayoubi, M.D., Ph.D.


Like all industries, fertility clinics should identify and follow reference markers of its activity—key performance indicators (KPI)—to allow assisted reproductive technology outcomes to be monitored and compared. Clinical KPIs revolve around following set parameters of the patient population, procedures, and outcome data. Moreover, KPIs should also include identified protocols and standard operating procedures followed in daily practice and should keep track of multiple pregnancy rates, a ruthless confounder of assisted reproductive technology outcomes.

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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.