Abstract

Background: An economic value calculation was performed to estimate the lifetime net present value of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. Methods: Net lifetime tax revenues were used to represent governmental benefits accruing from a hypothetical cohort of an IVF population born in 2009 using the methodology of generational accounting. Governmental expenses related to this population included social benefits, education and health care, unemployment support, and pensions. Where available, country-specific data referencing official sources were applied.

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Keywords in vitro fertilization, economic value of life, developing countries
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2147/CEOR.S79513, hdl.handle.net/1765/78327
Journal ClinicoEconomics and Outcome Research
Citation
Mandrik, E.A, Knies, S, & Severens, J.L. (2015). Economic value of in vitro fertilization in Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. ClinicoEconomics and Outcome Research, 7, 347–356. doi:10.2147/CEOR.S79513