About the Authors

Claire M. Buckley

Claire.buckley@ucc.ie

Affiliations Department of General Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Anne O’Farrell

Affiliation Health Intelligence, Clinical and Services Strategy, Health Service Executive (HSE), Dublin, Ireland

Ronan J. Canavan

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Anthony D. Lynch

Affiliation Department of General Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Davida V. De La Harpe

Affiliation Health Intelligence, Clinical and Services Strategy, Health Service Executive (HSE), Dublin, Ireland

Colin P. Bradley

Affiliation Department of General Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Ivan J. Perry

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CB RJC IJP. Analyzed the data: CB AO ADL. Wrote the paper: CB DDLH RJC CPB IJP.