Statistical indicators play an important role in selecting an IVF clinic. We in Scandinavia AVA-PETER work to increase the number of cycles every year, with 7000 cycles a year on average in our Saint Petersburg clinic.
All over the world, the THBR (Take Home Baby Rate) indicator is usually used to determine the success of ART (assisted reproductive technology). This ratio shows how the number the couples who initiated the IVF cycle relates to the number of successful pregnancies. Unfortunately in Russia, this indicator is irrelevant, since it is not the fertility specialist who manages the pregnancy, it is the gynecologist chosen by the patient. That makes him responsible for the success of the pregnancy.
Still there are other indicators that allow to see how well our doctors succeed in their field.