GATHER Statement

The Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) define best reporting practices for studies that calculate health estimates. More information on the types of studies covered by GATHER can be found here and in the GATHER Statement. The GATHER working groups have published three core documents to describe the guidelines and assist authors in complying with the guidelines:

  • The GATHER Statement introduces the GATHER checklist and describes the rationale for GATHER’s development and scope. It was published in The Lancet (pdf) and PLOS Medicine (pdf) in 2016.
  • The GATHER Checklist (pdf/docx) of 18 items should be reported every time new health estimates are published. Users should refer to the Explanation and Elaboration document for detailed descriptions of the Checklist items and examples of good practice.
  • GATHER Explanation and Elaboration (pdf) describes the interpretation and rationale of each reporting item and gives examples of good reporting. This is a living document that will be updated with clarifications and as new examples of good reporting practice become available. Please contact us with suggestions for improvement.

Citing GATHER

We recommend citing the Statement published in The Lancet or PLOS Medicine, rather than the GATHER website. GATHER is published under a CC-BY license, which allows unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of GATHER, provided that the source is cited.

Stevens GA, Alkema L, Black RE, Boerma JT, Collins GS, Ezzati M, et al.
Guidelines for accurate and transparent health estimates reporting: The GATHER statement.
Lancet. 2016. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30388-9

Stevens GA, Alkema L, Black RE, Boerma JT, Collins GS, Ezzati M, et al.
Guidelines for accurate and transparent health estimates reporting: The GATHER statement.
PLOS Med.2016. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002056