About the Authors

Hugh MacPherson, Stewart Richmond, Martin Bland, Stephen Brealey, Rhian Gabe, Ann Hopton, Ada Keding, Harriet Lansdown, Sara Perren, David Torgerson
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Mark Sculpher, Eldon Spackman
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Ian Watt
Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

hugh.macpherson@york.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HM SR MB MS DT IW. Performed the experiments: HM SR MB SB AH HL SP MS DT IW. Analyzed the data: MB RG AK MS ES. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: HM AK RG ES. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HM SR MB SB RG AH AK HL SP MS ES DT IW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HM SR MB SB RG AH AK HL SP MS ES DT IW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HM SR MB SB RG AH AK HL SP MS ES DT IW. Enrolled patients: SR AH.