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Physician assisted deaths: no “slippery slope” in the Netherlands or Oregon

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1029

Rates of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide have fallen slightly since they were legalised in the Netherlands in 2002. In 2005, euthanasia accounted for 1.7% of deaths in the Netherlands, down from 2.6% in 2001 (P<0.05), according to …

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