The long-term fiscal impact of funding cuts to Danish public fertility clinics

Mark P. Connolly*, Maarten J. Postma, Simone Crespi, Anders Nyboe Andersen, Soren Ziebe

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This study evaluated the fiscal impact attributed to recent policy changes that limited funding to public fertility clinics in Denmark. Taking into consideration that introducing patient co-payments will influence the numbers of couples treated, the number of children born every year from assisted reproductive technology will be affected. To reflect the government perspective, the model assessed the average life course of a cohort of assisted-conception singletons taking into consideration age-specific, per-capita government transfers (e. g. education, health care, family allowances, education, pensions) and lifetime gross tax contributions to derive the discounted net tax contribution from assisted-conception singletons. An investment of (sic)11,078 in a mother aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-837
Number of pages8
JournalReproductive Biomedicine Online
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2011


  • economics
  • generational accounting
  • health investment
  • IVF
  • reproductive medicine
  • tax
  • ICSI
  • IVF

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