In the second lecture for the annual CHR research update for 2013, Dr. Vitaly A. Kushnir focuses on the federally mandated IVF outcome reporting to Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). SART reporting of IVF cycle outcomes has been proposed as a possible template for outcome reporting in other medical areas under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). However, SART reporting, as it is set up, fails in its purpose by allowing a small group of centers to mislead the public about their center’s performance. Dr. Kushnir explains the type of information that is and is not reported and poses questions regarding whether or not public reporting is helpful or hurtful to the public.
VIDEO: Federally mandated IVF outcome reporting, an example of how not to do it
Recorded on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013