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Euthanasia Statistics: Belgium

From 2002

Introduction

The Belgian Commission Fédérale de Contrôle et d'Évaluation de l'Euthanasie produces reports on the provision of euthanasia every two years.  The first report covers a period of about 15 months (2002-2003).  The Project has compiled the statistics in tables and charts, some of which are reproduced below.

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Suggested citation: Murphy S.  Euthanasia reported in Belgium: statistics compiled from the Commission Fédérale de Contrôle et d'Évaluation de l'Euthanasie Bi-annual Reports. Protection of Conscience Project, September, 2016.

Death statistics
Physicians involved
Review/oversight

Death statistics
Euthanasia deaths
Euthanasia deaths 
Euthansia rates

Note: The rate reported as a percentage of all deaths varies slightly from the rate calculated.

 Euthanasia rates
 
Euthanasia and mortality from all causes
Comparative mortality rates 
Frequency of euthanasia (daily, weekly)
Frequency of euthanasia 
Physicians involved
Total physicians involved

Note: These are maximum numbers. The statistics do not reveal if a physician is involved in more than one death. Hence, the actual number of physicians involved may be lower, but not higher.

Number of physicians involved 
Percentage of all Belgian physicians involved

Note: These are maximum numbers. The statistics do not reveal if a physician is involved in more than one death. Hence, the actual number of physicians involved may be lower, but not higher.

Percentage of all Belgian physicians involved 
Review/oversight
Time available to review each case

Note: Assuming a 40 hour work week, 52 weeks, no allowance for statutory holidays, etc. 2002-2003 covers about 15 months (+13 weeks).

 Time available to review each case

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