Legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon--the second year.

  title={Legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon--the second year.},
  author={A D Sullivan and Katrina Hedberg and David W. Fleming},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={342 8},
BACKGROUND AND METHODS In 1997, Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide. We have previously reported data on terminally ill Oregon residents who received prescriptions for lethal medications under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and who died in 1998. We now report similar data for 1999, obtained from physicians' reports, death certificates, and interviews with physicians. We also report data from interviews with family members. RESULTS Information on 33 persons who received… CONTINUE READING


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