Some US doctors would perform euthanasia

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1333
  1. Terri Rutter
  1. Boston

    Many doctors in the United States have received requests from patients who are terminally ill for help in ending their lives, but only a small percentage have complied, according to a recent survey organised by the New England Journal of Medicine. If doctor assisted suicide was legal a third of the doctors surveyed said that they would comply and a quarter said that they would perform euthanasia.

    In the survey of 3102 doctors in the 10 specialties most …

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