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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
UCSF Patient Health Library
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:UCSF Patient Health Library
Web address:http://mountzion.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/phl/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct618614
Date of initial review: 03 Jun 2011
Validity of certificate28 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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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

HONcode status
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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.

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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
The UCSF Patient Health Library does not create health and medical information, rather we provide for our users links to information from trustworthy sources. These sources are vetted by the Patient Health Librarian, Ari Kleiman, MLIS.
  (23 Jun 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
This site provides information about UCSF Medical Center and how to access our doctors, facilities and services.
  (23 Jun 2011) - Link

This website is intended for the general public.
  (07 Jul 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional.
  (23 Jun 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Confidentiality and Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. However, due to the nature of Internet communications, it may be necessary for system support personnel to view communications and logs of activities as a part of their responsibilities. We may gather information to monitor our effectiveness in providing health information, to answer consumer questions and to improve the site. This regular monitoring does not provide us with personal information such as names or addresses of users. Only non-confidential and non-proprietary information should b...
  (07 Jul 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

Every minute counts when someone is having a stroke. Immediate treatment can save people's lives and enhance their chances for successful recovery. However, you need to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and get to a hospital quickly. Getting treatment within 60 minutes can prevent disability.
(excerpted from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.htm)

The following information resources discuss the signs of stroke, ways to help...
  (03 Jun 2011) - Link

Last updated January 13, 2011
  (03 Jun 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Web Master:
Fax: (415) 885-3665

Web Master:
  (03 Jun 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website (mountzion.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/phl, alias UCSFPatientHealthLibrary.org), is funded, managed and operated by the UCSF Medical Center Patient Health Library.
  (23 Jun 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertising is not a source of funding for this site.
  (23 Jun 2011) - Link

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