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HONcode status The health Website
Virtual Pediatric Hospital
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Virtual Pediatric Hospital
Web address:http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct747884
Date of initial review: 16 Jan 2006
Validity of certificate27 Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Date of last visit11 May 2012
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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

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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.

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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
Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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2. Presentation of the site
Virtual Pediatric Hospital is a pediatric digital health sciences library that has been uniquely committed since 2006 and through its predecessors since 1992:
To educate patients, healthcare providers, and students in a free and anonymous manner;
For the purpose of improving patients' care, outcome, and lives;
Using current, authoritative, trustworthy health information;
While serving as a platform for research into the challenges facing world-wide information distribution.

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Virtual Pediatric Hospital addresses the continuum of pediatric education and may be of use primarily to four distinct populations. It is written for and intended primarily for use by Residents, Fellows, or Attending Physicians practicing pediatrics. Medical Students beginning their study of pediatrics or Other Health Care Providers practicing pediatrics may find it useful. Finally, Patients (including patient's family members or friends) will find Common Questions Quick Answers - Pediatrics helpful.
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Purpose of the website
The information contained in Virtual Pediatric Hospital is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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3. Confidentiality
Ongoing modifications expected.
How do you handle my personal information?

No personal or non-personal information is collected. No cookies are used. Google Analytics is used to analyze the audience of this site and improve its content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on Google Analytics' privacy policy, look here.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: March 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Child with Autism. 1997 (cited 2002 February 19). URL: http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/autistic.htm
MayoClinic. What is Autism? 2001 February 13 (cited 2002 February 19). URL: Link

Last revised on January 24, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
In order to help us better serve you, please use the automated E-mail form below and give us your feedback in the order requested.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Virtual Pediatric Hospital is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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8. Advertising policy
Advertising is not accepted.
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