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Health authority stops buying homoeopathy

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7094.1569i (Published 31 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1569
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    A London health authority has decided to stop paying for homoeopathic treatment because there is not enough evidence to support its use.

    Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham Health Authority has been referring more than 500 patients a year to the Royal Homoeopathic Hospital in London. The authority says that the money it spent last year on complementary treatments would have allowed 100 patients to have hip replacements.

    Public health doctors at the health authority carried out a review of the published scientific literature on homoeopathy as part of a …

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