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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4498

Rate of adverse incidents in fertility clinics is unchanged: The rate of adverse incidents at fertility clinics in the United Kingdom remained steady from 2010 to 2012, with an average of 500 to 600 incidents a year from more than 60 000 cycles of in vitro fertilisation treatment.1 Most incidents (783 over three years) were classed as the less serious grade C, such as one of a patient’s eggs being rendered unusable. A further 714 were grade B, for example where all of a patient’s embryos are lost, and three were grade A, such …

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