Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER)


GATHER is a checklist of 18 items that should be reported every time new global health estimates are published, including descriptions of input data and estimation methods. Developed by a working group convened by the World Health Organization, the guidelines aim to define and promote good practice in reporting health estimates. Research reported using GATHER will provide key information that allows scientists and decision-makers to evaluate its quality. Detailed explanations of methods will facilitate reproduction of results by researchers anywhere in the world and potentially allow them to make further advances.