About the Authors

Christopher J. L. Murray

cjlm@uw.edu

Affiliation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Joseph L. Dieleman

Affiliation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Chunling Lu

Affiliation Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael Hanlon

Affiliation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

CL and CM were authors of the previous analysis questioned by Batniji and Bendavid. All other authors declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: JLD CL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JLD MH CL CJLM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JLD MH CL CJLM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JLD MH CL CJLM.