About the Authors

Jennifer A. Whitty

j.whitty@griffith.edu.au (JW)

Affiliation Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia

Simon Stewart

Affiliation NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease Preventative Health, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melinda J. Carrington

Affiliation NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease Preventative Health, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Alicia Calderone

Affiliation NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease Preventative Health, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thomas Marwick

Affiliation Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

John D. Horowitz

Affiliations The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Henry Krum

Affiliation Centre of Cardiovascular Research & Education in Therapeutics, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Patricia M. Davidson

Affiliations University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Peter S. Macdonald

Affiliations St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Christopher Reid

Affiliation Centre of Cardiovascular Research & Education in Therapeutics, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paul A. Scuffham

Affiliation Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JW PS MC TM JH HK PD PM CR SS. Performed the experiments: JW MC AC. Analyzed the data: JW PS. Wrote the paper: JW PS MC AC TM JH HK PD PM CR SS.