A successful assisted reproductive technology satellite program Article

cited authors

  • Milad, MP; Ball, GD; Erickson, LD; Ory, SJ; Corfman, RS

fiu authors

abstract

  • A satellite program was implemented to provide IVF to interested infertile couples living in a five-state area. Thirty-six gynecologists were established as satellite sites after appropriate screening and training. No attempt was made to interchange reference serum specimens between laboratories. Patients were seen at Mayo Clinic for an initial consultation and did not return until the ovulatory dose of hCG was administered. There was no difference in cancellation, clinical pregnancy, and delivery rates between satellite and central unit monitored patients. Satellite monitoring decreases patient inconvenience and time away from home and the workplace without compromising cycle outcome.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 716

end page

  • 719

volume

  • 60

issue

  • 4