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Quality management systems for your in vitro fertilization clinic's laboratory: Why bother?

Olofsson JI, Banker MR, Sjoblom LP - J Hum Reprod Sci (2013)

Bottom Line: However, more effective Total Quality Management systems are now being implemented by an increasing number of ART clinics.In India, it is now a requirement to have a quality management system in order to be accredited and to help meet customer demand for improved delivery of ART services.This review contains the proceedings a quality management session at the Indian Fertility Experts Meet (IFEM) 2010 and focuses on the creation of a patient-oriented best-in-class IVF laboratory.

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Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden.

ABSTRACT
Several countries have in recent years introduced prescribed requirements for treatment and monitoring of outcomes, as well as a licensing or accreditation requirement for in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics and their laboratories. It is commonplace for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) laboratories to be required to have a quality control system. However, more effective Total Quality Management systems are now being implemented by an increasing number of ART clinics. In India, it is now a requirement to have a quality management system in order to be accredited and to help meet customer demand for improved delivery of ART services. This review contains the proceedings a quality management session at the Indian Fertility Experts Meet (IFEM) 2010 and focuses on the creation of a patient-oriented best-in-class IVF laboratory.

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Mentions: There are several quality management standards like International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000-2008 for certification of QMS (ascertaining that conditions will allow quality targets to be achieved) and ISO 15189 for accreditation of clinical laboratories (ensuring that the lab is doing what it says it does). Data acquired between the period of 2006 and 2010 from Nurture IVF, UK, [Figure 2], shows that over time, the variations in clinical pregnancy rate were moderate (5% with an upward trend) and the rate of improvement was 0.2% per quarter or 0.9% per year. However, the average improvement rates in the UK and in Sweden were between 0.3% and 0.4% per year and that is the benchmark against which improvement initiatives should be measured. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) provide guidelines for good IVF laboratory practice.[89] The guidelines give information for support and guidance to the laboratory staff and deals with all aspects required to provide a safe working system for people in an IVF laboratory.


Quality management systems for your in vitro fertilization clinic's laboratory: Why bother?

Olofsson JI, Banker MR, Sjoblom LP - J Hum Reprod Sci (2013)

Expected improvement
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3713573&req=5

Figure 2: Expected improvement
Mentions: There are several quality management standards like International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000-2008 for certification of QMS (ascertaining that conditions will allow quality targets to be achieved) and ISO 15189 for accreditation of clinical laboratories (ensuring that the lab is doing what it says it does). Data acquired between the period of 2006 and 2010 from Nurture IVF, UK, [Figure 2], shows that over time, the variations in clinical pregnancy rate were moderate (5% with an upward trend) and the rate of improvement was 0.2% per quarter or 0.9% per year. However, the average improvement rates in the UK and in Sweden were between 0.3% and 0.4% per year and that is the benchmark against which improvement initiatives should be measured. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) provide guidelines for good IVF laboratory practice.[89] The guidelines give information for support and guidance to the laboratory staff and deals with all aspects required to provide a safe working system for people in an IVF laboratory.

Bottom Line: However, more effective Total Quality Management systems are now being implemented by an increasing number of ART clinics.In India, it is now a requirement to have a quality management system in order to be accredited and to help meet customer demand for improved delivery of ART services.This review contains the proceedings a quality management session at the Indian Fertility Experts Meet (IFEM) 2010 and focuses on the creation of a patient-oriented best-in-class IVF laboratory.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden.

ABSTRACT
Several countries have in recent years introduced prescribed requirements for treatment and monitoring of outcomes, as well as a licensing or accreditation requirement for in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics and their laboratories. It is commonplace for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) laboratories to be required to have a quality control system. However, more effective Total Quality Management systems are now being implemented by an increasing number of ART clinics. In India, it is now a requirement to have a quality management system in order to be accredited and to help meet customer demand for improved delivery of ART services. This review contains the proceedings a quality management session at the Indian Fertility Experts Meet (IFEM) 2010 and focuses on the creation of a patient-oriented best-in-class IVF laboratory.

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