Absolutely not, bigger is not necessarily better. Aside from the impersonal take a number and wait in line treatment, the one size fit all protocol and the frequently rush into IVF approach, bigger clinics do not fare better than smaller clinics when it comes to IVF success statistics.
The latest available data on the question of clinic size and success came from 2008 CDC National Summary and Clinic Reports.
|Clinic size (ART cycles performed in 2008)||Fresh nondonor (%Live Birth /cycle start)||Frozen nondonor (%Live Birth /cycle start)||Fresh donor (%Live Birth /cycle start)||Frozen donor (%Live Birth /cycle start)|
There is NO difference in the percentage of live birth rates among clinic of different sizes for fresh nondonor eggs or embryos.
No trend can be detected for live birth rates for frozen donor cycles.
For frozen nondonor and fresh donor cycles, the percentages of cycles that resulted in live births increased as the clinic size increased.