Friday, March 20, 2009

New Fertility Clinic Success Rates Released - Does this Data Help You Choose a Doctor?

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) just released the most recent summary of fertility clinic success rates. You can look at national averages as well as see individual clinic statistics such as patient volume, success rates, and occurrence of multiples. I find it fascinating - with one major downfall: they don't track egg freezing yet!

Some warn that this data should not be the only factor used when choosing a fertility doctor or clinic. Here are some additional factors to consider:

  • Qualifications and experience of personnel
  • Types of patients being treated
  • Support services available
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Recommendations & Reputation
I always wonder: did you know these existed? Do you find them helpful? Would you use this information to help make a decision?

1 comment:

  1. I find these statistics fascinating! Almost more interesting than the pregnancy rates are the # of cycles done by each center - some do thousands and others only do a handful. It really helps to illustrate the differences between big centers and mom and pop shops.