Prescription Instead of Conversation: There Might Be Something Wrong in This Country ...
Über Risiken und Nebenwirkungen von pflanzlichem Hustensaft und homöopathischen Schleimlöserngerman translation / full article
About Risks and Side Effects of Herbal Cough Remedies and Homeopathic Expectorants
Summary: In Germany, family physicians quite frequently tend to prescribe "herbal" or "homeopathic" drugs with little proven therapeutic efficacy. German patients tend to see their FPs more frequently than patients in other European countries but consultations last shorter, thus lacking time for comprehensive conversations. The reasons for this behaviour might be found in the way how German FPs are remunerated.