About the Authors

Anette Blümle

Contributed equally to this work with: Anette Blümle, Stefan Schandelmaier

bluemle@cochrane.de

Affiliation Cochrane Germany, Medical Center-University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Stefan Schandelmaier

Contributed equally to this work with: Anette Blümle, Stefan Schandelmaier

Affiliations Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Patrick Oeller

Affiliation Cochrane Germany, Medical Center-University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Benjamin Kasenda

Affiliation Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Matthias Briel

Affiliations Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Erik von Elm

Affiliation Cochrane Switzerland, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland

on behalf of the DISCO study group

Membership of the DICSO study group is listed in the Acknowledgments.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: AB SS MB EvE. Data curation: AB SS. Formal analysis: AB SS PO. Funding acquisition: MB EvE. Methodology: AB SS MB EvE. Project administration: AB. Visualization: AB SS. Writing – original draft: AB SS. Writing – review & editing: MB BK EvE.