About the Authors

Matthijs van den Berg


Affiliation Centre for Public Health Forecasting, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Filip Smit

Affiliations Centre of Prevention and Early Intervention, Trimbos Institute (Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction), Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Theo Vos

Affiliation Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia

Pieter H. M. van Baal

Affiliations Institute of Health Policy & Management, Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Expertise Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MvdB PHMvB. Performed the experiments: PHMvB. Analyzed the data: MvdB PHMvB. Wrote the paper: MvdB FS TV PHMvB.