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Euthanasia Statistics: Netherlands

From 2002

Introduction

The Regional Euthanasia Review Committees produce Annual Reports concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands.  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 Netherlands: statistics compiled from the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees' Annual Reports. Protection of Conscience Project, September, 2016.

Death statistics
Physicians involved
Review/oversight
Death statistics
Euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths
 Euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths
Euthansia/assisted suicide rates
Euthanasia and assisted suicide rates 
 
Euthanasia and mortality from all causes
Comparative mortality 
Frequency of euthanasia/assisted suicide (daily, weekly)
 Frequency of euthanasia/assisted suicide
Physicians involved
Total and practice type of 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.

Total number and practice type of physicians involved 
Percentage of all Netherlands' 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 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.

Time available to review each case 

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Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide Statistics