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HONcode status The health Website
The online resource for questions about neck pain, spinal health and treatment options
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The online resource for questions about neck pain, spinal health and treatment options
Web address:http://www.necksurgery.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct642473
Date of initial review: 21 Mar 2007
Validity of certificate19 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

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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
Unless specified otherwise, our editorial staff writes and/or edits all of the content on this Web site. The editorial team responsible for the content on this Web site is comprised of technical writers who all hold bachelor or master of science degrees, but who are not medical professionals. ... Prior to publishing any content on the site, it is reviewed by a medically qualified professional (e.g., orthopaedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, physicians' assistant, nurse). It is then reviewed by a technical writer for consistency, coherence, structure, and format.
Editorial Review - Dr. Hallet M...
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Medtronic's mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. ... We are committed to providing patients with relevant and reliable information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal conditions.
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

This Web site is for patients.
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Purpose of the website
Nevertheless, the information provided on this Web site is for educational purposes only. After all, what you read here cannot replace the relationship that you have with your healthcare professional. Always consult your healthcare professional before acting on any health-related information that you read on this or any other Web site.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
See also Principle 1
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Where appropriate, content on this site is supported by references to source data.
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

The date when an article of content was posted and last modified is displayed at the bottom of the article.
Published: February 13, 2008 Updated: April 30, 2010
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5. Justification of claims
Only general information is provided.
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6. User support and adequation
A contact form is provided.
Contact us
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This Web site is wholly owned and operated by Medtronic. As such, we do not license health content from third parties for publication on our site. In addition, we do not publish sponsored content.
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8. Advertising policy
In addition, we do not publish sponsored content.
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