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Assisted Suicide Statistics: Washington State

From 2009

Introduction

The Washington State Dept. of Health produces annual reports concerning the Washington Death with Dignity Act.  The 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 Washington State, U.S.A.: statistics compiled from the Washington State Dept. of Health annual Death with Dignity Act reports. Protection of Conscience Project, September, 2016.

Death statistics
Physicians and pharmacists involved
Review/oversight
Death statistics
Assisted suicide deaths and drugs dispensed
Assisted suicide and drugs dispensed 
Assisted suicide deaths as percentage of drugs dispensed
 Assisted suicide deaths as percentage of drugs dispensed
Drugs dispensed and assisted suicide rates
 Drugs dispensed and assisted suicide rate
Assisted suicide and mortality from all causes
Comparative mortality rates
Frequency of assisted suicide prescriptions and deaths (weekly)
 Weekly assisted suicide prescriptions and deaths
Physicians and pharmacists involved
Total physicians and pharmacists involved

Note: These numbers reflect actual numbers of physicians and pharmacists involved.

Physicians and pharmacists involved 
Percentage of all Washington physicians and pharmacists involved

Note: These numbers reflect actual numbers of physicians and pharmacists involved.

Percentage of all Washington physicians and pharmacists 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