About the Authors
- Wei Gao, Yuen K. Ho, Irene J. Higginson
- King's College London, School of Medicine, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, United Kingdom
- Julia Verne
- South West Public Health Observatory, Bristol, United Kingdom
- Myer Glickman
- Life Events & Population Sources Division, Office for National Statistics, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Developed analysis plan: WG IJH. Data checking, recoding, and merger of datasets: WG YKH. Critical review: WG IJH JV MG YKH. Co-guarantors: WG IJH. Conceived and designed the experiments: WG IJH JV MG. Analyzed the data: WG YKH. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: WG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: WG IJH JV MG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: WG IJH JV MG YKH. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: WG IJH JV MG YKH.