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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1094

Number of Dutch euthanasia cases rises by 10%: The number of cases of euthanasia and assisted suicide reported by doctors in the Netherlands in 2007 rose by 10% from the previous year to 2120. Most involved patients with cancer treated at home. Three cases were judged to have failed the legal requirements. Despite this increase the number of cases was still slightly lower than that reported in 2000.

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