Journal article

Assisted reproductive technologies: A systematic review of safety and effectiveness to inform disinvestment policy

Amber M Watt, Adam G Elshaug, Cameron D Willis, Janet E Hiller



OBJECTIVE: Health policy relating to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has been variably informed by clinical evidence, social values, political and fiscal considerations. This systematic review examined key factors associated with specific benefits and harms of ART to inform the development of a model for generating policy recommendations within an Australian disinvestment research agenda. METHODS: Six databases were searched from 1994 to 2009. Included articles contained data on safety and/or effectiveness of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection with reference to female age, male age or cycle rank. Narrative descriptions of key outcomes (live bir..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The ASTUTE Health study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC Grant ID 565327), who had no role in determining study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.