In February 2016, the Health Research Board was engaged by the Department of Health to conduct a comprehensive review of international public funding models, in the context of drafting the General Scheme of legislative provisions for assisted human reproduction (AHR).

The result is the comprehensive report – Assisted reproductive technologies: International approaches to public funding mechanisms and criteria

This evidence review from the Health Research Board examines the public funding mechanisms for Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) in different countries. The review looks at the associated costs and benefits for the funder, provider and patient, the criteria for accessing the public funded service and the basis for these criteria in different jurisdictions.

The full report is available to download at http://www.hrb.ie/publications/hrb-publication/publications//730/