Treatment by homeopaths

Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

AIM: To systematically review surveys of 12-month prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide. METHODS: Studies were identified via database searches to October 2015. Study quality was assessed using a six-item tool. All estimates were in the context of a survey which also reported prevalence of any complementary and alternative medicine use. RESULTS: A total of 36 surveys were included. Of these, 67% met four of six quality criteria. Twelve-month prevalence of treatment by a homeopath was reported in 24 surveys of adults (median 1.5%, range 0.2-8.2%).

Author(s): 
Relton, Clare
Cooper, Katy
Viksveen, Petter
Fibert, Philippa
Thomas, Kate
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