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explain 5 problems with funding homeopathy on the NHS

Patients delay seeking traditional medicine

attitude to vaccinations/ malaria/ HIV/ evidence based medicine etc

waste of NHS resources- NHS effectively pays twice

deceiving the patient

weakens patients' trust in conventional medicine and science

double standard of evidence

devalues other complementary medicines which could be efficacious

2

what are some criticisms of evidence based medicine

doesn't take into account the individual patient enough
poor quality evidence, publication bias, observer bias etc
wide variations in clinical practice