In 1992 a federal law was passed that requires IVF clinics to report their success rate data to the CDC annually to help inform patients. SART (The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology) helps clinics report this data and better understand the process and success of IVF. Most clinics report their data to SART and so each year, patients can expect a new report (usually from IVF cycles performed 2 years earlier due to the time it takes to deliver a baby and then to collect the data.)
380 fertility clinics reported to SART for the year of 2013. There were 174,962 cycles of IVF in the US. This resulted in 63,286 babies, which is 1.5 percent of all babies born in 2013. The percentage of ELECTIVE single embryo transfers had increased across the nation, and RSC has been leading this charge. The national average of cycles that are elective single embryo transfers in women less than 35 was 22.5 percent. In 2014 at RSC, the percentage of single embryo transfers for patients less than 35 was 61.3 percent . The number of twins and triplets has decreased nationally as a result of this move. This results in more healthy full term pregnancies and babies.
At RSC, we believe that taking the time to collect the data and analyze it will make us better doctors. This information will allow us to work towards continual improvement in not only pregnancy rates but also live birthrates of healthy patient. Weekly we review patient cycles and outcomes, and monthly we sit in joint meetings with the clinical and embryology teams to improve our performance. While we are not yet at 100%, that is our goal and our commitment to you, our patients.
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