Homeopathy 2004; 93(01): 21-26
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2003.10.004
Original Paper
Copyright ©The Faculty of Homeopathy 2003

The pitfalls of clinical case research: lessons from the Delphi Project

C Baas
Further Information

Publication History

Received01 August 2003
revised28 September 2003

accepted06 October 2003

Publication Date:
12 December 2017 (online)


Delphi is a project to make high-quality cases treated with homeopathy available for study. The project encountered a number of major difficulties including small numbers of cases submitted, ethical problems and problems of analysis. The nature of these problems and possible solutions are discussed.

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