Reporting data on homeopathic treatments (RedHot): a supplement to CONSORT

J Altern Complement Med. Jan-Feb 2007;13(1):19-23. doi: 10.1089/acm.2006.6352.


When homeopathy is tested in clinical trials, understanding and appraisal is likely to be improved if published reports contain details of prescribing strategies and treatments. An international Delphi panel was convened to develop consensus guidelines for reporting homeopathic methods and treatments. The panel agreed on 28 treatment- and provider-specific items that supplement the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement items 2, 3, 4, and 19. The authors recommend these for adoption by authors and journals when reporting trials of homeopathy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Consensus*
  • Delphi Technique
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Homeopathy / standards*
  • Humans
  • Peer Review, Research
  • Phytotherapy / standards*
  • Publishing / standards*
  • Quality Control
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results