About the Authors

Ziad Obermeyer, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Chang H. Park, Emmanuela Gakidou, Margaret C. Hogan, Christopher J. L. Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Ziad Obermeyer
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Chang H. Park
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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

Corresponding Author

jrajarat@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

Alan Lopez is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ZO JKR CHP EG MCH ADL CJLM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ZO JKR CHP EG MCH ADL CJLM. Designed the experiments/the study: ZO JKR EG ADL CJLM. Analyzed the data: ZO JKR CHP ADL CJLM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ZO. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ZO JKR CHP EG MCH ADL CJLM.