Table 3

Consultations and Continuance

Consultations During Study (Mean ± SD)

1st Consultation (min)

126 ± 39

Case Analysis (min)

46 ± 47

Follow-up Number, All

9.1 ± 10.2

- Telephone

4.6 ± 7.7

- Practice

3.6 ± 4.3

Follow-up Duration (min), All

22.8 ± 14.5

- Telephone

7.0 ± 4.7

- Practice

34.6 ± 15.6

Follow-up Cumulated (min), All

231.4 ± 161.2

- Telephone

55.1 ± 59.9

- Practice

180.7 ± 119.9

Last Consultation (Month)

17.3 ± 10.1


Homeopathy At Study End (% & N)

Treatment Ongoing

37.3% (50)

Changed Homeopath

1.5% (2)

Currently Not Treated

20.1% (27)

Ended because of...

- Cure or Amelioration

6.0% (8)

- Reason Outcome-Unrelated

4.5% (6)

- No Effect or Aggravation

11.9% (16)

- Not Stated Reason

0.7% (1)

No Answer to Treatment Status

17.9% (24)


Homeopathy At 8 Year Follow-Up (% & N)

Under Treatment

18.7% (25)

Changed Homeopath

13.4% (18)

Ended because of...

- Cure or Amelioration

10.4% (14)

- Reason Outcome-Unrelated

6.0% (8)

- No Effect or Aggravation

16.4% (22)

- Not Stated Reason

2.2% (3)

No Answer to Treatment Status

32.8% (44) *


* Including not returned questionnaires.

Witt et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-9-7

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