Patient compliance with homeopathic therapy
Received16 February 2006
revised26 May 2006
accepted09 July 2006
14 December 2017 (online)
The Homeopathic Clinic of the Campo di Marte Hospital, Lucca, Italy (the Homeopathic Reference Centre for Tuscany) registered a total of 1287 patients seen for the first time between September 1998 and 31 December 2004, of these 560 (43.5%) returned for a follow-up visit after a minimum interval of 2 months following the first consultation.
In order to ascertain the reasons for patients not returning for follow-up consultations (drop-out) a telephone survey was carried out on every patient who had been seen during the period from 1 June 2002 to 31 May 2003, but had not returned for a follow-up visit.
73/104 eligible patients were contacted. 37/73 referred to the effectiveness of the treatment which led to an improvement in their state of health, naming this as the reason why they did not return for a follow-up visit.
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