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Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;52 Pt 2:1163-6.

The Health On the Net Code of Conduct for medical and health web sites.

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Health On the Net Foundation, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland.


The growth in the number of medical and health web sites and the varying quality of medical and health information currently available on the World-Wide Web has created the need for guidelines to help homogenise this quality. Health On the Net Foundation (HON) has initiated the Code of Conduct (HON-code) in response to concerns expressed to the Foundation, by members of the Net community. This article presents the HON-code's principles since its launch in 1996 and its status in 1997. This initiative offers information providers good practice guidelines and offers users an indication of commitment to quality by those providers.

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