Anthroposophic medicine and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health problem - Studies show the significant potential from anthroposophic and other integrative medicine approaches to safely reduce antimicrobial use. Find  IVAAs statement  here.

Have as well a look at the presentation prepared for the CAM Interest Group, European Parliament, Bruxelles 1April 2014 

In November 2015, on occasion of the "Antibiotics Awareness Day", the IVAA together with EUROCAM published the position paper

 The role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance

Anthroposophic Medicine and Healthcare Insurance

Healthcare insurance and reimbursement of Anthroposophic Medicine (July 2012)


In Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden fees for consultation with an anthroposophic physician are reimbursed by the national healthcare insurance system.

In Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland they are covered only by additional private insurance companies, with only partial coverage.
Costs for anthroposophic medicines are covered by the national healthcare insurance system in France, Germany and Sweden and the UK, and by additional private insurance companies in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland. 
There is only partial coverage, or up to a certain maximum, in Belgium, Denmark, France and Netherlands.


Compared to the situation in Europe reimbursement of anthroposophic services is much more established in countries outside Europe. For example doctors´ consultations are reimbursed by the National Health Service in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Israel, New Zealand and the USA. In addition reimbursements by private corporations, insurance companies etc. are possible in Chile, Georgia, Israel, New Zealand and Peru. 
NHS-reimbursement for remedies is provided in Brazil and New Zealand, privately in Australia, Chile, New Zealand and Peru. 
Like in Europe reimbursement for anthroposophic therapies does not exist with the exception of Brazil, where some therapies are refunded both by the NHS and privately.

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