Homeopathy And Conventional Medicine: An Outcomes Study Comparing Effectiveness In A Primary Care Setting - homeopathy360

Homeopathy And Conventional Medicine: An Outcomes Study Comparing Effectiveness In A Primary Care Setting

Author(s): Riley D, Fischer M, Singh B, Haidvogl M, Heger M.
Journal: Journal of Alternative and  Complementary  Medicine, 2001, Apr, 7, 2, 149-59.
Notes: In this study, carried out by 30 investigators, at 6 clinics in 4 countries, 456 patients suffering from upper respiratory allergies, lower respiratory allergies or ear disorders were assigned to one of two groups- those prescribed homeopathic medicines (group A) or those prescribed standard medical treatment (Group B). The outcome measure was the response to treatment after 14 days, as well as the speed of recovery, rate of side effects, level of general satisfaction and length of consultation. The response to treatment within 14 days was 82.6% in Group A and 68% in Group B. For recovery speed, 67% of Group A recovered within 3 days and 57% of Group A recovered at this speed. The side effect rate for Group A was 8% compared to 22% for Group B. Those claiming to be very satisfied with their respective treatments were 79% of Group A and 65% of Group B. The majority (60%) of both groups received consultations that lasted for between 5 and 15 minutes.
Abstract:
BACKGROUND:

Recent meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials in homeopathy have suggested that homeopathy is more than a placebo response.
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