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Table 4 Cost effectiveness of IVF Services in Turkey and in the USA with Sensitivity analysis (US dollar Cost per Successful pregnancy)

From: Opportunities for reproductive tourism: cost and quality advantages of Turkey in the provision of in-vitro Fertilization (IVF) services

Assumptions about cost and effectiveness parameters Turkey USA
Success rate Cost (USD) Cost per successful pregnancy Success rate Cost (USD) Cost per successful pregnancy
Average success rate based on patient age and average cost 37.7 8,500 22,546 25.5 12,400 48,627
Reduction in success rate by 10 % in Turkey and improvement in USA (lower average age of patients in the USA)a 33.9 8,500 25,074 29.2 12,400 42,466
Increase in cost by 10 % in Turkey and higher success rate in USAb 37.7 9,350 24,801 35.0 12,400 35,429
Increase in cost by 10 % and reduction in success rate by 10 % in Turkey 33.9 9,350 27,581 25.5 12,400 48,627
  1. aIt is assumed that patients are equally distributed among the five age groups of patients in the USA (age groups in Table 3)
  2. bIt is assumed that only 20 % of patients in the USA are from the age group more than 40 years while it is 50 % for Turkey, the group with relatively low success rate