Gwyn Higginson

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BACKGROUND AND METHODS On October 27, 1997, Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide. We collected data on all terminally ill Oregon residents who received prescriptions for lethal medications under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and who died in 1998. The data were obtained from physicians' reports, death certificates, and interviews with physicians.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of recognized prenatal illicit substance abuse and the characteristics of women being identified as illicit drug users in a statewide population-based cohort. METHODS During a 1-month period, birth attendants of all singleton births in Oregon (n = 3200) were surveyed regarding their(More)
To estimate the extent of childhood sexual abuse, questions were added to the 1993 Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey of students in grades 9-12. Twenty-five high schools throughout Oregon participated in the survey. Among the 2,332 students who answered sexual abuse questions, 20.9% had ever been sexually abused; females (33.1%) were much more likely to(More)
OBJECTIVE To better understand the epidemiology of physical abuse among adolescents. DESIGN School-based survey of students in grades 9 through 12. SETTING Twenty-five schools throughout Oregon in 1993. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prevalence of ever being physically abused, prevalence of most recent occurrence of physical abuse, and correlation of physical(More)
to regional and national centres. Your investigations will consider, but not be limited to, the effects of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 in a representative sample of NHS regions and boards. The four services you have selected are neonatal intensive care; cystic fibrosis; childhood leukaemia; and coronary artery bypass grafting." As for all its(More)