A big first step

Howard W. Jones

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The singleton, term gestation, live birth rate per cycle initiated (BESST) endpoint proposed at the beginning of 2004 is a first big step which should be added to by the consideration of multiple pregnancy rates in relation to singleton rates, by recording of fetal reductions and of pregnancies resulting from cryopreserved material. After three or more steps we may have an accurate reporting system which helps patients to distinguish the pros and cons for singleton term delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2445
Number of pages1
JournalHuman Reproduction
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Pregnancy reporting
  • Singleton deliveries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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