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18 - ART Surveillance in North America

from Section 4 - Global Variations in ART Surveillance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 June 2019

Dmitry M. Kissin
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
G. David Adamson
Affiliation:
Fertility Physicians of Northern California, Palo Alto
Georgina Chambers
Affiliation:
National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Christian De Geyter
Affiliation:
University Hospital Basel
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The Latin American Registry of Assisted Reproduction (RLA) is part of the Latin American Network of Assisted Reproductive Technology (REDLARA). It is a voluntary registry, which collects and publishes regional data yearly since 1990. The main objective of RLA has been to disseminate information on ART procedures performed in Latin America. Since 2010, it is a cycle-based registry, used to monitor outcomes, as well as trends in safety and efficacy, contributing to the development of better health interventions in the region and the development of appropriate public policies. New centers willing to report to RLA are obliged to pass an accreditation processes, which is re-assessed every 5 years. The accreditation program started in 1985 and provides a certain guarantee for minimum standards of performing and reporting ART procedures but is also seen as an external quality control program that helps institutions look at their results and introduce changes when necessary.

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Print publication year: 2019

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