Organization and Management of IVF Units

A Practical Guide for the Clinician

  • Steven D. Fleming
  • Alex C. Varghese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. IVF Unit Establishment and Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Baiju P. Ahemmed, Alex C. Varghese
      Pages 27-50
  3. Total Quality Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Charles L. Bormann, Erin I. Lewis
      Pages 71-83
    3. Steven D. Fleming
      Pages 85-102
    4. Denise Donati
      Pages 103-113
    5. Simon Cooke
      Pages 115-152
    6. John P. Ryan
      Pages 153-177
    7. Steven D. Fleming, Jane Fleming, Joyce Harper
      Pages 179-192
    8. John P. P. Tyler
      Pages 193-215
    9. Shahryar K. Kavoussi, Thomas B. Pool
      Pages 231-252
  4. IVF Units and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Anne Melton Clark
      Pages 269-286
    3. Mara Kotrotsou, Geeta Nargund, Stuart Campbell
      Pages 287-300
    4. Ian D. Cooke
      Pages 301-314
    5. Amparo Ruiz, Luis Saurat
      Pages 315-326
  5. Advertising and Marketing IVF Units

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Veronica Montgomery
      Pages 329-341
    3. James D. Stanger
      Pages 343-352
    4. Jonathan Pollinger
      Pages 353-369
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 371-380

About this book


Bringing together the latest information on the organization, management and quality of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) units, this is the first true field guide for the clinician working in assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Divided thematically into four main sections, part one discussed the establishment and organization of the IVF unit, including location, design and construction, practical considerations for batching IVF cycles, and regulations and risk management. Part two, the largest section, covers the many aspects of overall quality management and its implementation – staff and patient management, cryobank and PGD/PGS management, and data management – as well as optimization of treatment outcomes and statistical process control analysis to assess quality variation. Part three addresses the relationship between IVF units and society at large, including the ethics of IVF treatment, as well as public/low-cost and private/corporate IVF units. Advertising and marketing for IVF units is discussed in part four, including the building and managing of websites and the use of traditional print and social media. With approximately five thousand IVF units worldwide and a growing number of training programs, Organization and Management of IVF Units is a key resource for clinic directors, unit managers, embryologists, quality experts, and students of reproductive medicine and clinical embryology.


Cryobank management Ethics of IVF IVF laboratory IVF unit In vitro fertilization Marketing Natural cycle IVF PGD/PGS management Patient management Quality control and assurance Staff management Tertiary level IVF unit

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven D. Fleming
    • 1
  • Alex C. Varghese
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.ASTRA Fertility GroupMississaugaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29371-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29373-8
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals