Netherlands: Euthanasia and assisted suicide accounted for 5% of all deaths in 2016.

Posted August 5, 2017 3:30 am by Alex Schadenberg

Netherlands: Euthanasia and assisted suicide accounted for 5% of all deaths in 2016.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published the data from the five year Netherlands euthanasia study entitled: End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands over 25 years.The data from the study indicates that there were 7254 assisted deaths (6672 euthanasia deaths, 150 assisted suicide deaths, 431 terminations of life without request) and 18,213 deaths whereby the medical decisions that were intended to bring about the death in the Netherlands in 2015.According to the Netherlands 2015 euthanasia report there were 5561 reported assisted deaths in 2015 and yet the data from the study indicates that

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