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Homeopathy in Healthcare

Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs

  • First english speaking book in this field

  • Written by experts

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    • Peter F. Matthiessen, Gudrun Bornhöft
    Pages 1-4
  3. Background and objectives of HTA

    • Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann, Gudrun Bornhöft
    Pages 5-7
  4. Introduction to the speciality of homeopathy – principles and definition

    • Marco Righetti, Klaus v. Ammon, Peter Mattmann, Andr⃩ Thurneysen
    Pages 9-14
  5. Homeopathy: Research and Research Problems (preclinical and clinical)

    • Marco Righetti, Stephan Baumgartner, Klaus von Ammon
    Pages 15-25
  6. General problems with clinical trials in research

    • Peter F. Matthiessen, Gudrun Bornhöft
    Pages 27-46
  7. HTA Homeopathy: Methods and Material

    • Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann, Gudrun Bornhöft, Ursula Wolf
    Pages 47-66
  8. International Utilisation of Complementary Medical Approaches

    • René Gasser, Ursula Wolf, Martin Wolf, Klaus von Ammon, Gudrun Bornhöft, Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann
    Pages 67-90
  9. CAM Conditions and Use in Switzerland

    • Ursula Wolf, Martin Wolf, Klaus von Ammon
    Pages 91-99
  10. Overview of Systematic Reviews on the Clinical Efficacy of Homeopathy

    • Gudrun Bornhöft, Klaus von Ammon
    Pages 101-126
  11. Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Homeopathy for URTI/A (Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Allergic Reactions)

    • Stefanie Maxion Bergemann, Gudrun Bornhöft, Denise Bloch, Christina Vogt-Frank, Marco Righetti, André Thurneysen
    Pages 127-157
  12. Safety of Homeopathic Use

    • Klaus von Ammon, André Thurneysen
    Pages 159-162
  13. Cost-effectiveness of Homeopathy

    • Klaus von Ammon, René Gasser, Gudrun Bornhöft, Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann
    Pages 163-192
  14. Full discussion of the HTA results

    • Gudrun Bornhöft, Klaus v. Ammon, Marco Righetti, André Thuneysen, Peter F. Matthiessen
    Pages 193-204
  15. Synopsis

    • Gudrun Bornhöft, Peter F. Matthiessen
    Pages 205-209

About this book

This volume includes the full Health Technology Assessment (HTA) report on effectiveness, appropriateness, safety and costs of homoeopathy in health care. The report was commissioned by the Swiss health authorities to inform decision-making on the further inclusion of homoeopathy in the list of services covered by statutory health insurance. Other studies carried out as part of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme (PEK) caused a massive stir due to their schematic and exclusively quantitative (negative-)outcomes for homoeopathy.

The present report, in contrast, offers a differentiated evaluation of the practice of homoeopathy in health care. It confirms homoeopathy as a valuable addition to the conventional medical landscape – a status it has been holding for a long time in practical health care.

Keywords

  • HTA
  • Swiss Complementary medicine

Editors and Affiliations

  • Goslar

    Gudrun Bornhöft

  • Zentrum für Integrative Medizin, Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH, Herdecke

    Peter F. Matthiessen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Homeopathy in Healthcare

  • Book Subtitle: Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs

  • Editors: Gudrun Bornhöft, Peter F. Matthiessen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20638-2

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: EACH, Baden-Baden 2011

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-20637-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-20638-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 300

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Pharmacy

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-20638-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)