Netherlands study: 431 people were killed without explicit request in 2015

by Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 30 June 2017

Mr Schadenberg reviews the latest (2015) official information about euthanasia in the Netherlands.

In 2015 there were 7254 assisted deaths (6672 euthanasia deaths, 150 assisted suicide deaths, 431 termination of life without request) and 18,213 deaths whereby the medical decisions that were intended to bring about the death.

But wait, there’s more.

According to the Netherlands 2015 official euthanasia report there were 5561 reported assisted deaths in 2015 and yet the data from the study indicates that there were 7254 assisted deaths in 2015. Therefore, there were 1693 unreported assisted deaths (approximately 23%) in 2015
The 431 terminations of life without explicit request, was up from 310 in 2010.

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