Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of selective single embryo transfer (ECoSSE)


Bhattacharya, S., Templeton, D., Templeton, A. (Applied Clinical Sciences, University of Aberdeen) Harrold, A. (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee) Lieberman, B., Brison, D. (St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester) Gazvani, R. (Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust) and Braude, P. (St Thomas’ Hospital, London)


The plan of the study was to undertake a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing double embryo transfer with single embryo transfer, using information on resource use and costs attached to IVF treatment and any subsequent health service contacts. Data on women’s health related quality of life were to be collected at recruitment, six weeks after treatment and at one year.


P McNamee




Scotland, G.S., McNamee, P. and Bhattacharya, S. Is elective single embryo transfer a cost-effective alternative to double embryo transfer. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2007; 114(1): 5-7.