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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Virtual Medical Centre
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Virtual Medical Centre
Web address:http://www.virtualmedicalcentre.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct399336
Date of initial review: 19 Apr 2003
Validity of certificate05 Nov 2013 - Nov 2015
Date of last visit05 Nov 2013

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Medical Directors and Editorial Advisory Board
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Virtual Medical Centre is Australia's leading medical information website. It delivers the latest medical information written by medical professionals.
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

Audience:
here are two levels of information on Virtual Medical Centre - one aimed at health professionals and one aimed at patients and their families
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information and materials are not a substitute for independent professional advice and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reference
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

Modified: 26/9/2013 Reviewed: 28/3/2008 Created: 6/5/2007
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Antiepileptics
  (01 Mar 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Virtual Medical Centre gratefully acknowledges support from the pharmaceutical industry. For a list of all our sponsors please click on the link here.
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
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Advertisement, Ads by Google
  (01 Mar 2011) - Link

Advertising sponsors have no influence over the editorial content on the website. The final decision of editorial content in a medical centre is made by the Medical Director responsible for that area. The Medical Director's information is published on the About Us page. If a particular medical centre does not have a Medical Director, then Dr Andrew Dean, Group Medical Director makes the final editorial decisions.

Each Medical Director has recruited a board of medical specialists in their particular disease area who they consult with regularly regarding medical editorial content o...
  (03 Mar 2011) - Link

Advertising sponsors have no influence over the editorial content on the website. The final decision of editorial content in a medical centre is made by the Medical Director responsible for that area.
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

Any content which is part of an advertisement including advertising banners, logos and hyperlinks are clearly marked by "advertisement" or "ad" appearing above (or where impractical, below) them.
  (17 Oct 2013) - Link

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