About the Authors

Pablo Perel

pablo.perel@lshtm.ac.uk

Affiliation Epidemiology & Population Health Faculty, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Tim Clayton

Affiliation Epidemiology & Population Health Faculty, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Doug G. Altman

Affiliation Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Peter Croft

Affiliation Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Ian Douglas

Affiliation Epidemiology & Population Health Faculty, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Harry Hemingway

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Aroon Hingorani

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Katherine I. Morley

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Richard Riley

Affiliation School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Adam Timmis

Affiliation London Chest Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Danielle Van der Windt

Affiliation Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Ian Roberts

Affiliation Epidemiology & Population Health Faculty, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

for the PROGRESS Partnership

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PP IR. Analyzed the data: TC. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: PP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PP TC DA PC ID HH AH KIM RR AT DvdW IR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PP TC DA PC ID HH AH KIM RR AT DvdW IR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: PP TC DA PC ID HH AH KIM RR AT DvdW IR.