Quality Management in ART Clinics

A Practical Guide

  • Fabiola Bento
  • Sandro Esteves
  • Ashok Agarwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Establishing a Quality Management System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fabiola Bento, Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 3-6
    3. Silveraldo Mendes
      Pages 7-21
    4. Fabiola Bento
      Pages 23-38
    5. Fabiola Bento
      Pages 39-48
    6. Fabiola Bento
      Pages 49-58
    7. Fabiola Bento
      Pages 59-68
  3. Reproductive Laboratories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 71-73
    3. Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 75-78
    4. Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 79-127
    5. Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 129-146
  4. International Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. P. C. Wong
      Pages 149-152
    3. B. N. Chakravarty, S. Sharma
      Pages 153-167
    4. Marie-Lena Windt de Beer, Gregory Michael Tinney
      Pages 169-178
    5. Mohamed Elkalyoubi
      Pages 185-191
    6. Doris J. Baker
      Pages 193-201
    7. Fernando Zegers-Hochschild, Javier A. Crosby
      Pages 203-207
    8. Fabiola Bento, Sandro Esteves
      Pages 209-216
    9. Kelly Tilleman, Etienne Van den Abbeel, Ilse De Croo, Anneleen Van de Velde, Bjorn Heindryckx, Sandra Deltombe et al.
      Pages 217-223
    10. Peter M. M. Kastrop, Sjerp M. Weima
      Pages 225-231
    11. James Catt
      Pages 233-237
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


In the last decades, major advances have been made in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the public demand for these procedures has increased globally. All ART clinics, from those just starting out to the well established, must employ the latest equipment and implement the best practices, while ensuring that their resources are effectively engaged to optimize patient outcomes. This is a tenet of the fiduciary role of physicians and it is increasingly recognized as a quantifiable goal regulated by formal certifications and accreditations. Quality management protocols such as those proposed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are being rapidly adopted as standards of measure. 


Quality Management in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide provides easily adoptable ways to implement and improve formalized quality management systems. Essential to any clinic to achieve best practices and maintenance of formal regulatory certifications, this book brings together the know-how of experienced opinion leaders operating in key areas worldwide. The book offers an overview of primary regulations in the ART field, with attention to quality management demands, and links specific requirements to practical steps for implementation. Filled with process and procedure examples, flow diagrams and administrative form templates, this book is the first of its kind, gathering the necessary elements for optimizing practice, management, and quality assurance.


ART Assisted Reproductive Technologies Certification ISO 9001 Inspection

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabiola Bento
    • 1
  • Sandro Esteves
    • 2
  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 3
  1. 1., Andrology and Human Reproductive ClinicANDROFERTCampinas, Sãn PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Andrology and Human Reproduction ClinicANDROFERTCampinas, São PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of UrologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7138-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7139-5
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