Improvement of accuracy of clinical reports-the case of IVF cycle rank

Yaakov Rosenfeld, Avshalom Strulov

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Purpose: Accurate clinical reports of In Vitro Fertilization Cycle Rank (IVF-CR) are important because of their predictive value of treatment success-clinical pregnancy. Our district currently provides more than a hundred IVF pick-up cycles per month. The study objective was to evaluate and improve the accuracy of IVF units' reports of IVF-CR. Methods: Reports of IVF-CR from local IVF units were correlated with administrative data. Couples who were having IVF treatments during the 3-month study period were included in the study. Data were collected before and after an intervention program. Results: During the study period accurate IVF-CR reporting rate improved from 27% (29 out of 108) to 83% (91 out of 110). Conclusions: Accuracy of clinical reports of IVF-CR from local units significantly improved after the intervention. It is recommended that national regulatory bodies should issue compulsory guidelines for the recording and reporting of IVF-CR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Mar 2009


  • Advanced reproductive techniques
  • Cost containment
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Quality improvement
  • Reliability of clinical reports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Genetics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Developmental Biology


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