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Raising the bar in terms of research excellence - the best studies analysing public health data will soon get better.

Today, new guidelines for substantiating information collected on diseases, injuries, and deaths were formally adopted, completing a two-year collaboration among experts from several of the world's most prestigious health institutions, including the Centre for Statistics in Medicine at the University of Oxford.

"We believe these guidelines should be used every time new global health estimates are published in scientific journals," says Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences website)