New study casts doubt on effectiveness of euthanasia regulation in the Netherlands

Posted November 10, 2017 5:11 pm by Alex Schadenberg

New study casts doubt on effectiveness of euthanasia regulation in the Netherlands

This article was published by Mercatornet on November 9, 2017Review committees struggle to judge if patients are eligibleBy Xavier Simons“Strict”, “scrupulous” and “rigid”. These are some of the words that have been used to describe the regulation of euthanasia in the Netherlands. But how closely are doctors actually monitored?A new study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that the Dutch euthanasia review committees (RTE) struggle to judge whether doctors have correctly applied criteria, and are ultimately dependent on the transparency with which physicians report cases of euthanasia. The study, authored by David Miller and Dr Scott

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