Netherlands 2017 euthanasia deaths increase by another 8%

Posted March 7, 2018 7:06 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Netherlands 2017 euthanasia deaths increase by another 8%

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe DutchNL news is reporting that the regional euthanasia review committee’s annual report was released indicating that 6585 assisted deaths were reported in 2017, increasing by 8% from 6091 reported assisted deaths in 2016.Netherlands 2016 euthanasia deaths increase by another 10%.According to the DutchNL news, the number of assisted deaths for dementia or psychiatric reasons also increased in 2017, with 169 people dying by euthanasia for dementia (3 were advanced dementia) and 83 people dying by euthanasia for psychiatric reasons.  In January 2017, a Netherlands euthanasia review committee decided that the death of a woman with dementia, who died

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