Accepted for Publication: March 26, 2014.
Published Online: May 7, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.709.
Study concept and design: Karimkhani, Nasser, Zaveri, Hilton, MacLehose, Williams, Dellavalle.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Karimkhani, Boyers, Prescott, Welch, Delamere, Hay, Vos, Murray, Margolis, Williams.
Drafting of the manuscript: Karimkhani, Boyers, Prescott, Delamere, Nasser, Zaveri, Hay.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Karimkhani, Boyers, Welch, Nasser, Zaveri, Hay, Vos, Murray, Margolis, Hilton, MacLehose, Williams, Dellavalle.
Statistical analysis: Karimkhani, Boyers, Welch, Hay, Williams.
Obtained funding: Williams.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Karimkhani, Boyers, Hay.
Study supervision: Nasser, Dellavalle.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Ms Boyers and Dr Dellavalle are employees of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr Welch is a co-convener of the Cochrane Agenda Setting and Priority Setting Group and the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, which have an interest in assessing different methods of priority setting, particularly with a focus on equity. Mr Hilton and Dr MacLehose are editors employed by The Cochrane Collaboration, which has an interest in the subject matter and results of the current manuscript. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: This project received direct funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Dr Murray, primary investigator). Dr Dellavalle is supported by grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CDC or US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additional Contributions: We are indebted to Brittany Wurtz, MPH, and Megan Coggeshall, BA, at the IHME, for providing technical support and for designing the manuscript figure. Mss Wurtz and Coggeshall were compensated for their contributions as part of their normal employment with IHME.