Navigation Links
Is IVF good value for money? Why funding of assisted reproduction is sound fiscal policy
Date:6/8/2010

Children conceived by medically assisted reproduction (MAR) have fiscal implications for government both in terms of future government spending and tax revenue. Based on public funding to conceive a MAR child -- after factoring in education, future health and pension costs, and future tax contributions of this child - the discounted net tax revenue (the difference between future government spending and tax revenue) of a child born in 2005 is roughly 127,000 in today's value.

Considering an average treatment cost of approximately 15,000 to conceive an IVF-child, this represents an 8-fold return on investment (ROI) for governments [1].

While the costs of MAR treatment represent a substantial proportion of a patient's annual disposable income, MAR typically represents less than 0.25% of total national healthcare expenditure. By comparison, obesity accounts for 10% and 2-4% of total health care spending in the US and Europe respectively.

MAR treatments elicit significant medical, reproductive and economic influence in developed countries with 3.5 million children estimated to have been born worldwide since 1978. These children make up a substantial proportion of national births with up to 4.1% in Denmark and 3.3% in Belgium. In the US, Europe, and Oceania over 600,000 treatment cycles resulted in 120,000 children being born in 2005.

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Task Force on 'Reproduction and Society' reviewed the economics of MAR to evaluate the benefits of funding of MAR for society and to inform policy makers on effective, safe and equitable financing of MAR.

Dr. Mark Connolly and colleagues who published this review paper in the journal Human Reproduction Update based their findings on key epidemiological and economic studies.

Affordability of IVF is one of the main drivers of treatment utilisation, choice of treatment, and embryo transfer practices which ultima
'/>"/>

Contact: Hanna Hanssen
hanna@eshre.eu
322-269-0969
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Value of Monitoring Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Assessed
2. European Urology: Editorial about REDUCE trial underlines value of dutasteride
3. Measuring success: Regenstrief helps assess value of investment in health info tech
4. LeveragePoint Releases Complete Online Value Management Solution
5. Leveragepoint Names Jay Manson Vice President Sales For Online Value Management Tools
6. Carrousel Yacht: Miami Private Yacht Charters With Style, Taste and Value
7. Microwize Technology is Recognized as the Best Support Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Lytec Medical Billing Software
8. RapidValue Launches iPad Application Development Services for Media & Publishing Firms
9. St. Johns wort collection mined for its medicinal value
10. BetterInvesting Magazine Releases May Stock to Study and Undervalued Stock Choices for Investors Informational and Educational Use
11. Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The federal court ... the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia has ... in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an Order dated ... new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had not proven ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand of ... Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates ... underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein ... 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed by ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new ... and dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an accidental death ... very advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits if the ... be considered a lesser form of life insurance. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) ... for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, ... Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 Life ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Four years ... is Queen – which coincided with the marriage of Avasa & ... album, THE ROAD, which is scheduled for release through White Swan ... heartfelt message that there is a sacred path available to all ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4
... Frank J. Weaver Award Recognizes ,Outstanding Contributions to the ... CareerWASHINGTON, May 19 The Public Relations Society of ... announced that Nancy Hicks has received the PRSA Health ... of her 25 years of exemplary client work and ...
... scientists have shown what the food poisoning bug Salmonella ... , Their discovery of Salmonella ,s weakness for ... The discovery could also lead to vaccine strains to protect ... the first time that anyone has identified the nutrients that ...
... Updates Television Infrastructure to Enable System Turn-On At ... S.D., May 19 LodgeNet Healthcare, a division ... ) and the leading provider of interactive patient ... Patient Television System is now serving patients at ...
... Leadership Needed to Focus Policy Actions at the Federal ... World Hepatitis Day, more than 200 viral hepatitis groups ... raise global awareness, and calling for international and national ... for people living with chronic viral hepatitis B and ...
... 19 "Federal law stipulates that the Department of ... the benefits they have earned by virtue of their ... Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). ... that the VA inform veterans -- and the healthcare ...
... MADISON, N.J., May 19 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: ... information and services, announced today that it has commenced a ... principal amount (the "Tender Cap") of its 5.125% Senior Notes ... "Notes"). The terms and conditions of the tender offer are ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 2Health News:Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 3Health News:Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award 4Health News:Salmonella's sweet tooth predicts its downfall 2Health News:LodgeNet Healthcare Announces Deployment of Interactive Patient Television System in Oklahoma Heart Hospital 2Health News:LodgeNet Healthcare Announces Deployment of Interactive Patient Television System in Oklahoma Heart Hospital 3Health News:National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action 2Health News:National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action 3Health News:VA Needs Legislative Push to Inform Veterans of Health Issues Connected to Military Service 2Health News:Quest Diagnostics Commences Cash Tender Offer for Up to $200 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes 2Health News:Quest Diagnostics Commences Cash Tender Offer for Up to $200 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes 3Health News:Quest Diagnostics Commences Cash Tender Offer for Up to $200 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes 4
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ CM: ... CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to reduce deadly inflammation ... receipt of $385,642, net of transaction costs, in ... Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program sponsored by ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... CHENGDU, China , Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin ... pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and sale ... branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced ... Facility (JCM) API operation. 1. Following the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results for its ... $423.0 million, a 10 percent increase compared to the quarter ... constant currency basis). Net income was $91.2 million, an increase ... 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.64, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11
... Physician,s Computer Company (PCC) – a Vermont pediatric software ... the updated 5010 transaction standard for electronic claims and ... readiness among its payers. An ICD-10/5010 Readiness ... Management Systems Society (HIMSS), indicates an estimated 1/3 of ...
... NORTH CANTON, Ohio, April, 19th 2011 On Thursday, April ... session on "Safe and Effective Disinfection" at Starline Supply Company,s ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/CL80582LOGO-b ) S pe ... partner with Starline Supply who are dedicated to having a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PCC Frustrated with Payers' Lack of 5010 Readiness 2The SpectraSan 24™ Team to be the Featured Disinfection Presenter at Starline Supply Company's Customer Appreciation Day 2The SpectraSan 24™ Team to be the Featured Disinfection Presenter at Starline Supply Company's Customer Appreciation Day 3
... enables hospitals to standardize ... to a single temperature ... monitoring disposale probes and ... in their manufacture and ...
... The pause of a heartbeat. The ... of rhythmic breathing. These vital signs are ... check. DeRoyals line of Temperature Monitoring products ... the information needed to provide the most ...
... The pause of a heartbeat. The ... of rhythmic breathing. These vital signs are ... check. DeRoyals line of Temperature Monitoring products ... the information needed to provide the most ...
... stabilization of the capsular bag in complicated ... Tension Ring has application in several different ... available for patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Many ... tension ring, especially those in whom you ...
Medicine Products: