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Background

Assisted Suicide Statistics: Oregon

From 1998

Introduction

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.

Death statistics
Physicians involved
Review/oversight
Death statistics
Assisted suicide deaths and prescriptions
 Assisted suicide deaths and prescriptions
Assisted suicide deaths as percentage of prescriptions
Assisted suicide deaths as percentage of prescriptions 
Prescriptions and assisted suicide per 100,000 population
Assisted suicide and prescriptions per 100,000 population 
Prescriptions and assisted suicide rates
Prescriptions and assisted suicide rates 
Assisted suicide and mortality from all causes
Assisted suicide and mortality from all causes 
Frequency of assisted suicide prescriptions and deaths (weekly)
Weekly assisted suicide prescriptions and deaths 
Physicians involved
Total physicians involved

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.

Number of prescribing physicians, percentage of all physicians 
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