Glossary

Definitions of complex medical terms on the Clinical Trials Quebec site.

Therapeutic value

Therapeutic value is an estimate of the benefit a health product can have for people with a medical condition. In Quebec, Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) assesses therapeutic value based on two criteria:

  • The presence and significance of a health need to be met.
  • The health product’s ability to benefit the public.