Pharmaco-Economic Comparison Between Homeopathic And Antibiotic Treatment Strategies In Recurrent Acute Rhinopharyngitis In Children - homeopathy360

Pharmaco-Economic Comparison Between Homeopathic And Antibiotic Treatment Strategies In Recurrent Acute Rhinopharyngitis In Children

Author(s): Trichard M, , Chaufferin G, Nicoloyannis N.
Journal: Homeopathy. 2005, 94, 1, 3-9.
Notes:
In this 6 month prospective study involving 499 children suffering from acute rhinopharyngitis, the effectiveness, quality of life and cost of treatment with homeopathic (Group A) versus antibiotic (Group B) medicines, as prescribed by French medical practitioners, were assessed. Effectiveness, as measured by the numbers of episodes occurring subsequent to treatment, was 2.71 for Group A and 3.97 for Group B and quality of life as measured by the ParEnt-Qol scale was 21 for Group A versus 30 for Group B, which indicates a higher quality of life for those in Group A. In regard to costs, average direct medical costs were 88 Euros for Group A and 99 for Group B. Parental sick-leave affected 9.5% of the parents from Group A and 30% for Group B.
Abstract:
Objectives:

A pharmacoeconomic study to compare, in terms of: medical effectiveness, quality of life and costs two treatment strategies (‘homeopathic strategy’ vs ‘antibiotic strategy’) used in routine medical practice by allopathic and homeopathic GPs in the treatment of recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in 18-month to 4-year-old children.
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