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More Data and Appropriate Statistical Methods Needed to Fully Measure the Displacement Effects of Development Assistance for Health

  • Christopher J. L. Murray mail,

    cjlm@uw.edu

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joseph L. Dieleman,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Chunling Lu,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Michael Hanlon

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: January 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001365

About the Authors

Christopher J. L. Murray, Joseph L. Dieleman, Michael Hanlon
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Chunling Lu
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cjlm@uw.edu

Competing Interests

CL and CM were authors of the previous analysis questioned by Batniji and Bendavid. All other authors declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: JLD CL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JLD MH CL CJLM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JLD MH CL CJLM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JLD MH CL CJLM.