Handling of tubal infertility after introduction of in vitro fertilization: changes and consequences.

@article{Holst1991HandlingOT,
  title={Handling of tubal infertility after introduction of in vitro fertilization: changes and consequences.},
  author={Nicolai Holst and Jan Martin Maltau and Finn Forsdahl and Lars Jul Hansen},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1991},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={140-3}
}
This study aimed at quantifying some important social and economic consequences of the altered handling of tubal infertility after the establishment of IVF treatment. The number of tubal operations was reduced by 50%. This had most important and positive implications on the availability of the operating theater for other elective operations, on the availability of hospital beds for other patient groups, and on the total duration of the certificate of illness. The calculated costs per live birth… CONTINUE READING