A microcomputer data base system for an in vitro fertilization clinic programmed in BASIC

Brooks Allen Keel, Vicki M. Roberts, Jeffrey V. May, Bobby W. Webster

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Abstract

A computer program was developed for the IBM personal computer to be used for in vitro fertilization and gamete intrafallopian transfer clinics. This program, written in BASIC, allows input, editing, updating, sorting, and printing of patient data. Statistical functions permit summation of patient data based on various combinations of user-defined treatment cycles, diagnoses, and protocols, thus making possible comparison of pregnancy and other patient data between and among various treatment groups and diagnoses. The statistical information can be continually updated and revised when new data become available on patients (such as confirmation of pregnancy by ultrasound or live births) and at the end of each cycle. The formats used are useful in assimilating individual clinic data for various surveys and other reporting requirements. The program can be easily modified by anyone with minimal training in the BASIC programming language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • data base
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • microcomputer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Embryology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology

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