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Running an NHS community homeopathy clinic – 10-year anniversary 2001-2011. Bawden S. The Cornwall Road Medical Practice, 3 Frederick Treves House, St John Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2FD, UK. Homeopathy. 2012 Jan;101(1):51-6.

The impact of the medical speciality in primary health-care problem solving in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: homeopaths versus family doctors: a preliminary quantitative study. Iannotti G, Melo EM. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Argentina; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade José do Rosário Vellano (Unifenas), Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Instituto Mineiro de Homeopatia, Serviço Phýsis de Homeopatia, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli studi di Macerata, Italy; Super Liga Chaves de Medicina. Homeopathy. 2012 Jan;101(1):44-50.

Effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in general practice. Forsch Komplementärmed 2006;13(Supplement 21:19-2); DOI: 10.1159/00009358. Bornhöft G, Wolf U, von Ammon K, Righetti M, Maxion-Bergemann S, Baumgartner S, Thurneysen A, Matthiessen PF:

Which complementary and alternative medicine modalities are integrated within Israeli healthcare organizations and do they match the public’s preferences? [Article in Hebrew] Keshet Y, Ben-Arye E. Western Galilee Academic College, Israel. Harefuah. 2011 Aug;150(8):635-8, 690, 689.

The Good Doctor: a qualitative study of German homeopathic physicians. Kliems H, Witt CM. 1 Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University , Ithaca, NY. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Mar;17(3):265-70. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

The role of complementary and alternative medicine in the NHS: an investigation into the potential contribution of mainstream complementary therapies to healthcare in the UK [Smallwood report]

Use of and satisfaction with homeopathy in a patient population. Goldstein MS, Glik D. Altern Ther Health Med. 1998 Mar;4(2):60-5.

When Less Is Better: A Comparison of Bach® Flower Remedies and Homeopathy. Robert A. Halberstein PhD, Alicia Sirkin RDH, BFRP and Maria M. Ojeda-Vaz MPH, MSN. Department of Anthropology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, Sirkin Creative Living Center, LLC, Miami, FL, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL.

Medicinal Systems of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Cross-Sectional Survey at a Pediatric Emergency Department. Zuzak TJ, Zuzak-Siegrist I, Rist L, Staubli G, Simões-Wüst AP. Department of Pediatric Oncology and Haematology, University Children’s Hospital Essen , Essen, Germany . J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Apr 8.

Homeopathy and acupuncture backed for NHS funding. Pulse magazine for GPs. Pulse.co.uk 17 Feb 2009

NHS patients’ perspective on complementary medicine: a survey. Sharples FM, van Haselen R, Fisher P. Academic Unit, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, UCL Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK. Complement Ther Med. 2003 Dec;11(4):243-8.

Comparative evaluation of homeopathy and allopathy within the Parisian hospital system, 1849–1851 by Michael Dean, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2010;103:34-36, © 2010 Royal Society of Medicine, Over a 15 year period and involving many thousands of patients, Jean Paul Tessier conducted an open trial comparing homeopathy with allopathy in the Sainte Marguerite Hospital, the Beaujon Hospital and the Enfants Malades Hospital, which ultimately proved so clearly in favour of homeopathy, it spread rapidly throughout Europe.

Homeopathy in the public health system: a seven-year observational study at Lucca Hospital (Italy). Rossi E, Endrizzi C, Panozzo MA, Bianchi A, Da Frè M. Homeopathic Clinic, ASL 2 Lucca, Tuscany Regional Homeopathic Reference Centre, Italy. Homeopathy. 2009 Jul;98(3):142-8

Beliefs about homeopathy among patients presenting at GP surgeries. Holt S and Gilbey A. New Zealand Medical Journal, Vol 122 No,1295 (2009)

Homeopathic pathogenetic trials produce specific symptoms different from placebo. Möllinger H, Schneider R, Walach H. Department of Human Sciences, University of Osnabrück, Germany. Forsch Komplementmed. 2009 Apr;16(2):105-10.

In 1861, Jean Pierre Gallavardin published a report into clinical trials of homeopathy which had been conducted in eight French hospitals, These clinical trials had been conducted over a period of fifteen years, involving 20,000 patients, and compared homeopathy and allopathy, the results of which were published ‘openly in the face of the whole World’.

Department of  Health, Social Services and Public Safety report on CAM therapies May 2008 Independent Evaluation Report into Departmental CAM Pilot (PDF 950KB). A year long pilot scheme in Northern Ireland has found that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can offer significant health improvements to NHS patients 11.2.09.

Extensive Study Concludes Homeopathic Remedies and Treatment Are Safe. January 2009 by the European Council for Classical Homeopathy.

How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? – Results from a long term observational study. Claudia M Witt, Rainer Ludtke, Nils Mengler and Stefan N Willich. BMC Public Health 2008, 8:413

Patient satisfaction and side effects in primary care: an observational study comparing homeopathy and conventional medicine. Marian F, Joost K, Saini KD, von Ammon K, Thurneysen A, Busato A. Institute for Evaluative Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Bern, Stauffacherstrasse 78, Bern, Switzerland. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008 Sep 18;8:52.

Homeopathic pathogenetic trials produce more specific than non-specific symptoms: results from two double-blind placebo controlled trials. Walach H, Möllinger H, Sherr J, Schneider R. School of Social Sciences and European Office of the Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK. J Psychopharmacol. 2008 Jul;22(5):543-52

Towards standard setting for patient-reported outcomes in the NHS homeopathic hospitals. Thompson EA, Mathie RT, Baitson ES, Barron SJ, Berkovitz SR, Brands M, Fisher P, Kirby TM, Leckridge RW, Mercer SW, Nielsen HJ, Ratsey DH, Reilly D, Roniger H, Whitmarsh TE. Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, Bristol, UK. Homeopathy. 2008 Jul;97(3):114-21

Patient satisfaction and side effects in primary care: an observational study comparing homeopathy and conventional medicine. Marian F, Joost K, Saini KD, von Ammon K, Thurneysen A, Busato A. Institute for Evaluative Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Bern, Stauffacherstrasse 78, Bern, Switzerland. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008 Sep 18;8:52.

Swiss patients rate their satisfaction with homeopathy CAM Report

Outcome related to impact on daily living: preliminary validation of the ORIDL instrument Reilly D, Mercer SW, Bikker AP, Harrison T. AdHom Academic Department, Centre for Integrative Care, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 OXQ, Scotland, UK BMC Health Serv Res. 2007 Sep 2;7:139

Treatment appraisals and beliefs predict adherence to complementary therapies: a prospective study using a dynamic extended self-regulation model Bishop FL, Yardley L, Lewith GT Br J Health Psychol. 2007 Oct 24

An epidemiological study of a homeopathic practice Colin P Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89(3):116-21

The homeopathic mustard gas trials of 1941-42 Commentary on: British Homoeopathic Society (1943). Report on mustard gas experiments (Glasgow and London). British Homoeopathic Journal 33:1–12.

THE EUROPEAN UNION, HOMEOPATHY AND OTHER UNCONVENTIONAL MEDICINES Dr. Michel Van Wassenhoven. Substitute Member at the European Parliament, President of the action COST-B4 – (1993-1999) “Unconventional Medicine” in 1997. “One can no longer disregard unconventional Medicine or hide behind obsolete dogmatic assertions.”

Cuba’s public health system before and after the introduction of homeopathy: patients on homeopathic vs. allopathic treatment JL Alvarez1 1 Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Clinical trials of homoeopathy Kleijnen J, Knipschild P, ter Riet G. Department of Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands. BMJ. 1991 Feb 9;302(6772):316-23

Efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine interventions for chronic pain Tan G, Craine MH, Bair MJ, Garcia MK, Giordano J, Jensen MP, McDonald SM, Patterson D, Sherman RA, Williams W, Tsao JC. Anesthesiology Care Line (145), Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. tan.gabriel@med.va.gov. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2007;44(2):195-222

Quality criteria of homoeopathic mother tinctures: considerations regarding suitable tests for homoeopathic monographs Biber A, Franck-Karl G, Klein G, Stumpf KH. Deutsche Homöopathie-Union, Karlsruhe, Germany. anton.biber@dhu.de Pharmeur Sci Notes. 2005 Aug;2005(1):53-9

Patient benefit survey: Liverpool Regional Department of Homoeopathic Medicine Richardson WR. Department of Homoeopathic Medicine, Old Swan Health Centre, Liverpool, UK Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):158-62

Patient benefit survey: Tunbridge Wells Homoeopathic Hospital Clover A. Homoeopathic Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom Br Homeopath J. 2000 Apr;89(2):68-72

Responses to homeopathic treatment in National Health Service general practice Robinson T. Barton House, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EQ, UK. doctortwrobinson.com Homeopathy. 2006 Jan;95(1):9-14

Double-blind, placebo-controlled homeopathic pathogenetic trials: symptom collection and analysis Dominici G, Bellavite P, di Stanislao C, Gulia P, Pitari G.Centro Omeopatico Vescovio, p.zza Vescovio 7, Rome, Italy Homeopathy. 2006 Jul;95(3):123-30

The growth of a lie and the end of “conventional” medicine Mastrangelo D, Loré C Department of Ophthalmology, University of Siena, Italy. mastrangelo@unisi.it Med Sci Monit. 2005 Dec;11(12):SR27-31. Epub 2005 Nov 24

Audit of outcome in 829 consecutive patients treated with homeopathic medicines Sevar R. Br Homeopath J. 2000 Oct;89(4):178-87

Homeopathy users wouldn’t switch to conventional medicine
2007-09-20 14:46:58 Source : Moneycontrol.com World Health Organisation

Homeopathy and conventional medicine: an outcomes study comparing effectiveness in a primary care setting Riley D, Fischer M, Singh B, Haidvogl M, Heger M. University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, USA. dsriley@integrativemed.org J Altern Complement Med. 2001 Apr;7(2):149-59

Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients Witt CM, Lüdtke R, Baur R, Willich SN. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, D-10098 Berlin, Germany. claudia.witt@charite.de BMC Public Health. 2005 Nov 3;5:115

Diagnoses and treatment in homeopathic medical practice Becker-Witt C, Lüdtke R, Weisshuhn TE, Willich SN.Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Apr;11(2):98-103

Patient benefit survey: Liverpool Regional Department of Homoeopathic Medicine Richardson WR. Department of Homoeopathic Medicine, Old Swan Health Centre, Liverpool, UK Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):158-62

An observational study of patients receiving homeopathic treatment Van Wassenhoven M, Ives G.Unio Homoeopathica Belgica, 132 chaussée de Bruxelles, 1190 Brussels, Belgium Homeopathy. 2004 Jan;93(1):3-11

Harm in homeopathy: aggravations, adverse drug events or medication errors? Endrizzi C, Rossi E, Crudeli L, Garibaldi D. Homeopathic Clinic, Reference Regional Centre, Campo di Marte Hospital, AUSL 2 Lucca, Italy Homeopathy. 2005 Oct;94(4):233-40

Safety of homeopathic injectables for subcutaneous administration: a documentation of the experience of prescribing practitioners Baars EW, Adriaansen-Tennekes R, Eikmans KJ. Louis Bolk Instituut, Department of Healthcare and Nutrition, Driebergen, The Netherlands. e.baars@louisbolk.nl J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Aug;11(4):609-16

Patients’ assessments of the effectiveness of homeopathic care in Norway: a prospective observational multicentre outcome study Steinsbekk A, Lüdtke R. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. aslak.steinsbekk@ntnu.no Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):10-6

Patients treated by homeopaths registered with the Society of Homeopaths: a pilot study Relton C, Chatfield K, Partington H, Foulkes L. HSR, Sheffield School for Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK. c.relton@sheffield.ac.uk Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):87-9

Satisfaction among patients of a homeopathic clinic Peer O, Bar Dayan Y, Shoenfeld Y. Medical Dept. B, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Harefuah. 1996 Jan 15;130(2):86-9, 143

Study of the practice of homeopathic general practitioners in France Trichard M, Lamure E, Chaufferin G. Laboratoires BOIRON, 20 rue de la Libération, Sainte-Foy-Lès-Lyon 69 110, France. etudes-economie@boiron.fr Homeopathy. 2003 Jul;92(3):135-9

Evaluation of a GP practice based homeopathy service Slade K, Chohan BP, Barker PJ. Coventry City Primary Care Trust, Christchurch House, Greyfriars Lane, Coventry, CV1 2GQ, UK. karen.slade@doctors.org.uk Homeopathy. 2004 Apr;93(2):67-70

A pilot prospective study on the consultation and relational empathy, patient enablement, and health changes over 12 months in patients going to the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital Bikker AP, Mercer SW, Reilly D. AdHom Academic Departments, Centre for Integrative Care, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Aug;11(4):591-600

Using a computer-based clinical management system to improve effectiveness of a homeopathic service in a fundholding general practice Peters D, Pinto GJ, Harris G. Marylebone Health Centre, University of Westminster, London, UK. petersd@umin.ac.uk Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89 Suppl 1:S14-9

Homeopath & patient–a dyad of harmony? Frank R. Facultaet für Soziologie, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany. rog.frank@t-online.de Soc Sci Med. 2002 Oct;55(8):1285-96

Use of and satisfaction with homeopathy in a patient population Goldstein MS, Glik D.University of California-Los Angeles, USA Altern Ther Health Med. 1998 Mar;4(2):60-5

Homeopathy and health related Quality of Life: a survey in six European countries Anelli M, Scheepers L, Sermeus G, Van Wassenhoven M. CONSEUR: European Consumers Association, Brussels, Belgium Homeopathy. 2002 Jan;91(1):18-21

Patient compliance with homeopathic therapy Endrizzi C, Rossi E. Homeopathic Clinic, ASL 2 Lucca, Homeopathic Reference Centre Region of Tuscany, Italy Homeopathy. 2006 Oct;95(4):206-14

Final report on the Milwaukee test of the thirtieth dilution 1880 (Early use of blind assessment in a homoeopathic scientific experiment) Storke EF, Martin R, Rosenkrans EM, Ford J, Schloemilch A, McDermott GC, Carlson OW (1880) Homoeopathic Times 7:12/280-1

Developing and evaluating complementary therapy services: part 2. Examining the effects of treatment on health status Richardson J. School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London, United Kingdom. janet.richardson@kcl.ac.uk J Altern Complement Med. 2001 Aug;7(4):315-28

The integrative project “Homeopathy in pediatrics“ at the children’s hospital of the University of Munich, Germany S Kruse2, M Dorcsi-Ulrich1, C Lucae2 1 Pediatric medical practice, München, Germany 2 Dr. von Hauner’s Hospital for Children, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, München, Germany

Use and acceptance of classical natural and alternative medicine in Germany–findings of a representative population-based survey Härtel U, Volger E. Europäisches Gesundheitszentrum für Naturheilverfahren, Sebastian Kneipp Institut GmbH, Bad Wörishofen, Deutschland. haertel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Dec;11(6):327-34

Effects of acupuncture and homeopathy: prospective documentation. Interim results Walach H, Güthlin C. Department of Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89 Suppl 1:S31-4