The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature.

  title={The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature.},
  author={R. Mathie},
  journal={Homeopathy : the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy},
  volume={92 2},
  • R. Mathie
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Homeopathy : the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
  • BACKGROUND The claims made for the clinical effects of homeopathy are controversial. [...] Key MethodRESULTS 50 papers report a significant benefit of homeopathy in at least one clinical outcome measure, 41 that fail to discern any inter-group differences, and two that describe an inferior response with homeopathy. Considering the relative number of research articles on the 35 different medical conditions in which such research has been carried out, the weight of evidence currently favours a positive treatment…Expand Abstract
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