Prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients requesting physicians’ aid in dying: cross sectional survey

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of depression and anxiety in terminally ill patients pursuing aid in dying from physicians. DESIGN Cross sectional survey. SETTING State of Oregon, USA. PARTICIPANTS 58 Oregonians, most terminally ill with cancer or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, who had either requested aid in dying from a physician or contacted… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.a1682

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