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Table 1 HONcode principles

From: Are health websites credible enough for elderly self-education in the most prevalent elderly diseases?

Criterion Name Criterion Definition
Authority Indicate the qualifications of the authors
Complementarity Information should support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship
Privacy Respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal data submitted to the site by the visitor
Attribution Cite the source(s) of published information, date medical and health pages
Justifiability The site must back up claims relating to benefits and performance
Financial disclosure Identify funding sources
Advertising policy Clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content
  1. The table information is adapted from the HONcode website [39]