About the Authors

Anthony Rodgers, Stephen Vander Hoorn, Ruey-Bin Lin
Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Majid Ezzati, Christopher J. L Murray
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Alan D Lopez
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author

a.rodgers@ctru.auckland.ac.nz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. ADL is a member of the editorial board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

AR, ME, ADL and CJLM designed the study. SVH and RBL analyzed the data. AR, ME, SVH, and ADL contributed to writing the paper.