About the Authors

Laurens M. Niëns

niens@bmg.eur.nl

Affiliation Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Alexandra Cameron

Affiliation Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Ellen Van de Poel

Affiliation Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Margaret Ewen

Affiliation Health Action International Global, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Werner B. F. Brouwer

Affiliation Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Richard Laing

Affiliation Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LMN AC EvdP ME WBFB RL. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: LMN AC EvdP ME WBFB RL. Designed the experiments/the study: LMN AC WBFB RL. Analyzed the data: LMN AC ME. Collected data/did experiments for the study: LMN. Wrote the first draft of the paper: LMN. Contributed to the writing of the paper: LMN AC EvdP ME WBFB RL.