The association between fertility clinic performance and cycle volume: implications for public reporting of provider performance data
Fertility and Sterility, 04/27/2012
Gong D et al. – As proxied by cycle volume data, patients seeking ART treatment do not seem to be influenced by positive or negative changes in a clinic's performance despite the public availability of this data. These results suggest that current public quality reporting encompassing success rates alone will not change patient behavior and therefore is insufficient to place salient competitive pressure on health care providers. Further research is necessary to define provider performance comprehensively and to determine the metrics, if any, to which patients respond.