About the Authors

David Stuckler
Oxford University, Department of Sociology, Oxford, United Kingdom

David Stuckler, Martin McKee
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health and Policy, London, United Kingdom

Sanjay Basu
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Sanjay Basu
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Martin McKee
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, Belgium

Corresponding Author

David.stuckler@chch.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DS SB MM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: DS SB MM. Designed the experiments/the study: DS SB MM. Analyzed the data: DS SB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: DS SB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: DS SB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: DS SB MM. Contributed to interpretation of data: MM.