Purchasing policies for in vitro fertilisation vary considerably

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7056.559a (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:559
  1. Iain Smith,
  2. Aurora Plomer
  1. Senior lecturer in health services research Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9PL
  2. Lecturer Law Department, University of Leeds

    EDITOR,—The reports from the College of Health1 2 continue to confirm a considerable variation between health authorities in their purchasing intentions for in vitro fertilisation. Some have also included sociomedical criteria for allocating these scarce resources. It is unclear as to whether these policies are subject to review and whether such criteria are explicit.

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