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Table 2 Description of prescriptions

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

Type of prescription CM group Mx group Ho group p
(N = 1691) (N = 3187) (N = 1501)  
Prescriptions containing only homeopathic medicines, n (%) 1 (0.1)  49 (1.8)  342 (24.9) <0.0001
Prescriptions containing only non-homeopathic medicines, n (%)  1345 (91.1) 2310 (83.4)  397 (28.9)  <0.0001
Mixed prescriptions, n (%) 8 (0.5) 157 (5.7)  440 (32.0)  <0.0001
Mean [SD] no. of drugs per prescription 3.1 [2.1]  2.8 [1.9] 3.5 [2.2] <0.0001
Mean [SD] no. of non-reimbursable drugs per prescription 0.2 [0.4] 0.2 [0.5] 0.3 [0.6] <0.0001
Mean [SD] no. of drugs with 35 % reimbursement rate per prescription 0.7 [0.9] 0.8 [1.1] 2.0 [1.9] <0.0001
Mean [SD] no. of drugs with 65 % reimbursement rate per prescription 2.2 [1.9] 1.9 [1.6] 1.1 [1.5] <0.0001
  1. For the first three lines, prescriptions containing only phytotherapy and/or oligotherapy and/or radiological examinations do not appear. SD standard deviation
  2. CM conventional medicine; Mx mixed conventional and homeopathic practice; Ho homeopathy