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Letters Assisted dying

Editorial note on results of assisted dying poll

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 09 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4582
  1. Tony Delamothe, deputy editor1
  1. 1BMJ, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. tdelamothe{at}

The voting in the poll “Should doctors’ organisations be neutral on assisted dying?”, which ran on during 14-25 June 2012, was Yes: 1137 (17%) and No: 5455 (83%).1

Of the total 6592 respondents, some 72% were from the UK; we …

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