Voluntary Death: A Comparison of Terminal Dehydration and Physician-Assisted Suicide

  title={Voluntary Death: A Comparison of Terminal Dehydration and Physician-Assisted Suicide},
  author={Franklin G. Miller and Diane E. Meier},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
The deeply divisive question of whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide has become a pressing matter of public policy at a time of radical change in the U.S. health care system. Managed care has expanded rapidly and now serves as the form of health care coverage for more than half of Americans with health insurance [1]. Although this organizational change seems to have reduced the growth of health care expenditures [2], approximately 40 million Americans (15% of the population) continue… 
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