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Table 4 Number of patients whose change in symptom scores indicates improvements or worsening of complaints at the 8-years follow-up, grouped whether or not they still were under homeopathic treatment

From: How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? – Results from a long term observational study

  Adults
n (%)
Children
n (%)
  total still under treatment treatment stopped total still under treatment treatment stopped
cured (all complaints vanished) 243 (12.8%) 86 (12.7%) 157 (13.2%) 247 (30.2%) 62 (28.3%) 185 (30.9%)
complaint severity improved ≥ 50% 918 (48.2%) 372 (54.9%) 545 (45.8%) 397 (48.5%) 111 (50.7%) 286 (47.7%)
complaint severity improved ≥ 10% 488 (25.6%) 162 (23.9%) 326 (27.4%) 121 (14.8%) 31 (14.2%) 90 (15.0%)
complaint severity worsened ≥ 10% 90 (4.7%) 21 (3.1%) 69 (5.8%) 32 (3.9%) 8 (3.7%) 24 (4.0%)