GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Physician Assisted Death Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In Belgium, nearly 2% of all deaths are due to euthanasia."

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"California's End of Life Option Act saw over 500 prescriptions written in 2018."

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"Luxembourg legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in 2009, with around 1.5% of deaths now resulting from such measures."

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"88% of the patients who used physician-assisted death in Oregon in 2020 had cancer."

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"Vermont's Act 39 reports that 74 patients received prescriptions for lethal doses of medication between 2013 and 2017."

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"Of those who used Washington's Death with Dignity Act in 2018, 203 individuals died after ingesting the medication."

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"Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled a ban on assisted suicide services unconstitutional in 2020."

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"Eight states and the District of Columbia have legal provisions for physician-assisted death as of 2021."

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"In the United States, physician-assisted suicide is an option for 1 in 6 adults due to state laws allowing it."

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"In Washington state, 251 people received prescriptions for lethal medications under the Death with Dignity Act in 2018."

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"Nearly 66% of hospice and palliative care workers oppose legalizing physician-assisted death."

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"The Netherlands recorded over 6,000 cases of euthanasia in 2019."

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"63% of Americans in 2019 believed that doctors should be allowed to help terminally ill patients die, an increase from 55% in 2013."

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"70% of Canadians support the legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAID)."

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"Of those who utilized California's End of Life Option Act, 83% were aged 60 and older."

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"In 2020, 405 individuals used Oregon's Death with Dignity Act to legally end their lives."

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"87% of doctors in the UK would not consider assisted dying as an option for themselves."

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"2,149 medically assisted deaths were recorded in Canada in the first half of 2018."

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"Approximately 58% of U.S. adults believe that physician-assisted suicide should be legal."

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"Switzerland's assisted dying organization, Dignitas, has assisted over 2,000 people since its inception in 1998."

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