About the Authors

Mercè Comas

mcomas@parcdesalutmar.cat

Affiliations Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona; IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain, Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain

Arantzazu Arrospide

Affiliations Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain, Gipuzkoa Oeste Research Unit, Hospital Alto Deba, Arrasate, Spain

Javier Mar

Affiliations Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain, Gipuzkoa Oeste Research Unit, Hospital Alto Deba, Arrasate, Spain

Maria Sala

Affiliations Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona; IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain, Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain

Ester Vilaprinyó

Affiliations Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain, Basic Medical Sciences Department, Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida (IRBLLEIDA)-University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain

Cristina Hernández

Affiliation Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona; IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain

Francesc Cots

Affiliations Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain, Management Control Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona; IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain

Juan Martínez

Affiliation Radiology Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Xavier Castells

Affiliations Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona; IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain, Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC AA JM MS XC. Performed the experiments: MC AA. Analyzed the data: MC AA JM MS EV CH FC JM XC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MC AA JM EV FC XC. Wrote the paper: MC AA JM MS EV CH FC JM XC. Designed the conceptual model: MC AA JM MS EV CH FC JM XC .