Gene Therapy HTA: How Do The European, Australian And Canadian Systems Shape Up?
A report comparing the health technology assessment methods used in nine European countries, Australia and Canada found that England has the most favorable reimbursement landscape for gene therapies – but outlined several areas for improvement across the board.
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