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The present HTA report on homeopathy, now published in book format, was part of the ‘Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme’ (PEK) which was set up following a decision by the Swiss government in 1998 to ‘provisionally’ include the complementary medical disciplines – anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, phytotherapy and neural therapy – in the list of services covered by the national statutory health insurance.


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Matthiessen, P.F., Bornhöft, G. (2011). Introduction. In: Bornhöft, G., Matthiessen, P.F. (eds) Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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