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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0140-6736(16)30388-9

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet (London, England)

Publication Date

12/2016

Volume

388

Pages

e19 - e23

Addresses

Department of Information, Evidence and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: stevensg@who.int.

Keywords

(The GATHER Working Group), Humans, Epidemiologic Methods, Data Collection, Health Status Indicators, Health Services Research, Guidelines as Topic, Checklist, Global Health