About the Authors

Cheryl L. L. Carling, Doris Tove Kristoffersen, Signe Flottorp, Atle Fretheim, Andrew D. Oxman
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

Holger J. Schünemann
Clinical Research and INFORMAtion Translation Unit, and Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Elie A. Akl
Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Jeph Herrin
Division of Cardiology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Thomas D. MacKenzie
Department of Internal Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Victor M. Montori
Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit, Division of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

cheryl.carling@kunnskapssenteret.no

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CLC DTK SF AF ADO HJS EAA JH TDM VMM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: CLC DTK SF AF ADO HJS EAA JH TDM VMM. Designed the experiments/the study: CLC DTK AF ADO EAA JH TDM VMM. Analyzed the data: CLC DTK. Collected data/did experiments for the study: CLC SF. Enrolled patients: SF. Wrote the first draft of the paper: CLC DTK. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CLC DTK SF AF ADO HJS EAA JH TDM VMM. Participated in the conduct of the trial: SF.