Assisted Suicide Statistics: Oregon
The Oregon Public Health Division produces annual reports concerning the
Oregon Death with Dignity Act. Project has compiled the statistics in tables and charts, some of
which are reproduced below.
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Suggested Citation: Murphy S. Assisted suicide
reported in Oregon, U.S.A.: statistics compiled from the Oregon Public
Health Division annual Death with Dignity Act reports.
Protection of Conscience Project, September, 2016.
Note: These are maximum numbers. The statistics do not
reveal if a single prescriber wrote more than one prescription. Hence, the
actual number of physicians involved may be lower, but not higher.
Note: Assuming a 40 hour work week, 52 weeks, no
allowance for statutory holidays, etc.