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Effects and costs of in-vitro fertilization. Again, let's be honest.

Authors
  • Haan, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of technology assessment in health care
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
7
Issue
4
Pages
585–593
Identifiers
PMID: 1778703
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The decision whether to enhance diffusion and to reimburse for the fertility treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) was postponed in the Netherlands until the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis were known. IVF appeared to be as cost-effective as its most important alternative, tubal surgery. But policy decisions still were not straightforward, obscuring important social and ethical issues.

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