Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs

An HTA report on homeopathy as part of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme

  • Gudrun Bornhöft
  • Peter F. Matthiessen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Peter F. Matthiessen, Gudrun Bornhöft
    Pages 1-4
  3. Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann, Gudrun Bornhöft
    Pages 5-7
  4. Marco Righetti, Klaus v. Ammon, Peter Mattmann, Andr⃩ Thurneysen
    Pages 9-14
  5. Marco Righetti, Stephan Baumgartner, Klaus von Ammon
    Pages 15-25
  6. Peter F. Matthiessen, Gudrun Bornhöft
    Pages 27-46
  7. Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann, Gudrun Bornhöft, Ursula Wolf
    Pages 47-66
  8. René Gasser, Ursula Wolf, Martin Wolf, Klaus von Ammon, Gudrun Bornhöft, Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann
    Pages 67-90
  9. Ursula Wolf, Martin Wolf, Klaus von Ammon
    Pages 91-99
  10. Gudrun Bornhöft, Klaus von Ammon
    Pages 101-126
  11. Stefanie Maxion Bergemann, Gudrun Bornhöft, Denise Bloch, Christina Vogt-Frank, Marco Righetti, André Thurneysen
    Pages 127-157
  12. Klaus von Ammon, André Thurneysen
    Pages 159-162
  13. Klaus von Ammon, René Gasser, Gudrun Bornhöft, Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann
    Pages 163-192
  14. Gudrun Bornhöft, Klaus v. Ammon, Marco Righetti, André Thuneysen, Peter F. Matthiessen
    Pages 193-204
  15. Gudrun Bornhöft, Peter F. Matthiessen
    Pages 205-209

About this book

Introduction

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

  • Gudrun Bornhöft
    • 1
  • Peter F. Matthiessen
    • 2
  1. 1.Goslar
  2. 2.Zentrum für Integrative MedizinUniversität Witten/Herdecke gGmbHHerdecke

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20638-2
  • Copyright Information EACH, Baden-Baden 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20637-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20638-2
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