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Lancet. 2016 Dec 10;388(10062):e19-e23. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30388-9. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting: the GATHER statement.

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1
Department of Information, Evidence and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: stevensg@who.int.
2
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
3
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
4
Department of Information, Evidence and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
5
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
6
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK.
7
Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA.
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Independent Consultant, London, UK.
9
The Lancet, London, UK.
10
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
11
Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health and Cochrane Croatia, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia.
12
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
13
Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
14
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.
15
PLOS Medicine, Cambridge, UK.
16
Bruyére Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Centre for Global Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Abstract

Measurements of health indicators are rarely available for every population and period of interest, and available data may not be comparable. The Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) define best reporting practices for studies that calculate health estimates for multiple populations (in time or space) using multiple information sources. Health estimates that fall within the scope of GATHER include all quantitative population-level estimates (including global, regional, national, or subnational estimates) of health indicators, including indicators of health status, incidence and prevalence of diseases, injuries, and disability and functioning; and indicators of health determinants, including health behaviours and health exposures. GATHER comprises a checklist of 18 items that are essential for best reporting practice. A more detailed explanation and elaboration document, describing the interpretation and rationale of each reporting item along with examples of good reporting, is available on the GATHER website.

PMID:
27371184
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30388-9
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