Is their reliable evidence for a specific effect of homoeopathic remedies?

From: The Lancet

Journal rating:
rating: 100%
Study Quality:
rating: 70%
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Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
rating: 5%
Partcipants
rating: 25%

Participants/situation

  • 110 trials with an average of 65 participants per trial.

Study

  • The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
  • This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped to form an overall outcome.

Results

  • When the analysis was restricted to large trials of higher quality, the odds of a positive effect was increased by 12% for homoeopathy (eight trials) and 42% for conventional medicine (six trials).

Answer

  • No (without confidence)

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Editors Notes

  • The authors conclude that the clinical effects of homoeopathy are placebo effects. 

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