About the Authors

David Stuckler
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

Corresponding Author

dstuckler@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

MM is a member of the Global Health Advisory Committee of the Open Society Institute and has served on advisory boards for Merck & Co (1999-2006) and Johnson & Johnson (2006-9). He has received research funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. LSHTM receives funding from the Gates Foundation.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: DS SB MM. Wrote the first draft: DS SB MM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DS SB MM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DS SB MM. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: DS SB MM. Conceived of the study: DS SB MM. Obtained the data: DS SB. Contributed to the analysis and interpretation of the data: MM.