Experts adopt new guidelines for global health data analysis
New guidelines for substantiating information collected on diseases, injuries, and deaths were formally adopted June 28 by experts from several of the world’s most prestigious health institutions.
"The idea behind the GATHER guidelines is to say what's good practice in the arena of global health estimation," said Dr. Christopher Murray, who directs the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
The Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting, referred to as GATHER, were created by a group convened by the World Health Organization, including representatives from IHME, The Lancet, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Oxford and the University of Ottawa, among others.