Homeopathy 2006; 95(02): 88-93
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2006.01.001
Original Paper
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2006

A Bayesian perspective on the reliability of homeopathic repertories

A.L.B. Rutten
C.F. Stolper
R.F.G. Lugten
R.W.J.M. Barthels

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Publication History

Received03 November 2005

accepted19 January 2006

Publication Date:
29 December 2017 (online)


An interim assessment of likelihood ratio of homeopathic symptoms shows that there are serious flaws in Kent's repertory. The system of expressing relationship between symptoms and expected results from medicines by typeface is unclear and unreliable. Bayesian methods can improve this and expand the possibilities of the repertory including the possibility of interpreting the absence of expected symptoms.