Surgery or assisted reproduction? A decision analysis of treatment costs in male infertility.

@article{Meng2005SurgeryOA,
  title={Surgery or assisted reproduction? A decision analysis of treatment costs in male infertility.},
  author={Maxwell V. Meng and Kirsten Lynn Greene and Paul J. Turek},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={174 5},
  pages={1926-31; discussion 1931}
}
PURPOSE Assisted reproductive technology (ART), including in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection, is routinely used to treat male factor infertility. Because of the success of ART, the optimal method to achieve pregnancy with male infertility is controversial. Two examples in which ART competes with traditional male infertility treatments are varicocelectomy and vasectomy reversal. We used formal decision analysis to estimate and compare the cost-effectiveness of surgical… CONTINUE READING

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