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Dignitas’ rebuttal on BMJE article on Swiss Suicide Tourism

On 20 August 2014, the British Journal of Medical Ethics (BJME) published online the paper “Suicide tourism: a pilot study on the Swiss phenomenon” by Saskia Gauthier, Julian Mausbach, Thomas Reisch and Christine Bartsch. Find here an abstract.
In an article Dignitas, on behalf of five other Swiss RtD Societies, analysed the study . It has many omissions and errors and contains statements which are wrong, misleading and inflammatory. The study is not representative as the authors did not use all data in Switzerland and they only analysed the years 2008 – 2012. The allegation that the number of people going Switzerland has doubled, bases on a selected analysis. The findings of the study are misleading. 

(Worth reading! RJ)

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