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Table 1 Non-medicinal prescriptions

From: Economic impact of homeopathic practice in general medicine in France

  CM group Mx group Ho group p
  (N = 1691) (N = 3187) (N = 1501)
Prescription of sick-leave, n (%)     
Yes  175 (11.2)  336 (10.8)  112 (7.9)  
No  1389 (88.8)  2783 (89.2)  1297 (92.1) 0.0051
Prescription of a radiological examination, n (%)     
Yes  104 (6.6)  183 (5.9)  79 (5.6)   
No  1463 (93.4)  2937 (94.1)  1328 (94.4) 0.4503
Prescription of a CT scan, n (%)     
Yes  16 (1.0)  28 (0.9)  7 (0.5)  
No  1538 (99.0)  3093 (99.1)  1392 (99.5) 0.2552
Prescription of MRI, n (%)     
Yes  16 (1.0)  28 (0.9)  8 (0.6)  
No  1535 (99.0)  3087 (99.1)  1390 (99.4) 0.3765
Prescription of a laboratory test, n (%)     
Yes  247 (15.7)  390 (12.5)  195 (13.9)  
No  1322 (84.3)  2736 (87.5)  1209 (86.1) 0.0084
Nursing care, n (%)     
Yes  14 (0.9)  29 (0.9)  7 (0.5)  
No  1539 (99.1)  3086 (99.1)  1393 (99.5) 0.3090
Prescription of physiotherapy, n (%)     
Yes  97 (6.2)  180 (5.8)  106 (7.6)  
No  1461 (93.8)  2939 (94.2)  1294 (92.4) 0.0698
Patient referred to a specialist, n (%)     
Yes  191 (12.4)  311 (10.0)  133 (9.5)  
No  1354 (87.6)  2792 (90.0)  1261 (90.5) 0.0201
  1. CM conventional medicine; Mx mixed conventional and homeopathic practice; Ho homeopathy