Bioethics

The Lancet proves euthanasia deaths are rising in The Netherlands

The long awaited 2010 nationwide examination of the euthanasia law in the Netherlands was published in The Lancet on July 11, 2012. The study found that: * the number of euthanasia deaths has grown significantly since 2005 (4050 in 2010, 2425 in 2005) * the under-reporting of euthanasia in the Netherlands has grown since 2005 (23% in 2010, 20% in 2005) * there is a growth in deaths by terminal sedation (12.3% in 2010, 8.2% in 2005) * the percentage of requests for euthanasia being fulfilled has increased (45% in 2010, 37% in 2005) * the number of deaths without […]
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