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Some GP commissioners pay twice as much for IVF as others, review finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5606 (Published 11 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5606
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

GP commissioners in some parts of England are paying twice as much for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment as those in other areas, an audit of fertility service provision has found.

Fertility Fairness is a multidisciplinary umbrella organisation that represents the major patient and professional bodies working in the field of infertility. It used freedom of information requests to map the fertility services offered by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England. The audit found that the average prices paid for IVF ranged from £2900 …

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