About the Authors

Pieter H. M van Baal, G. Ardine de Wit, Rudolf T Hoogenveen, Talitha L Feenstra, Hendriek C Boshuizen, Peter M Engelfriet
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Johan J Polder
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Public Health Forecasting, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Johan J Polder
Tilburg University, Department Tranzo, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Werner B. F Brouwer
Erasmus University, Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

pieter.van.baal@rivm.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interest exist.

Author Contributions

PHMvB had the original idea for the paper, carried out the analyses, and drafted the initial manuscript. RTH developed the simulation model. All authors contributed substantially in developing and writing the paper. HCB is the guarantor.