Investigation that may have contributed to GP’s suicide was carried out correctly, report says

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 07 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1860
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. 1Utrecht

A criminal investigation into a Dutch GP’s life ending treatment of a patient, which some critics thought had contributed to the GP’s subsequent suicide, was “correct” and “meticulous,” a new report says.1

Nico Tromp, from Tuitjenhorn, in the province of North Holland, was being investigated on suspicion of murder after giving a lethal dose of morphine to a patient who was terminally ill with cancer. The “tragic outcome” of the 2013 investigation into the doctor’s actions caused “considerable unrest.”2 After “very substantial criticism” of public officials, …

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