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2014 Annual Dutch Review Committee report published

The Dutch Review Committee published today  its 2014 Annual Report. The total number of reported cases increased to 5306 (in 2013 this was 4829), a rise of 10% (was 15% in 2013). In the schemes presented below one can see that the increase occurred in all categories, and more or less in the same proportion. Only special mention must be made that reports on euthanasia applied to patients with beginning dementia (2014: 81; 2013 97) and psychiatry (2014: 41; 2013 42) did NOT increase. 

Only 4 cases (< 0,1%) were reported as ‘not careful’ to the authorities. All four concerned procedural safeguards.

Below the data of 2014 (compared with 2013):

 

2013

2014

GP

4281

4678

Specialist

213

175

Elderly Care specialist

193

191

Other (incl. Life End Clinic)

129

237

 

 

2013

 

2014

 

 

n

%

n

%

Total reported 2012

4188

100,0

5306

100,0

Cancer

3588

74,3

3888

73,2

Cardio vascular

223

4,6

247

4,6

Nervous system

294

6,0

317

5,9

Pulmonary disease (COPD)

174

3,6

184

 3,4

Dementia

97

2,0

81

1,5

Psychiatry

42

0,8

41

0,7

other

160

3,3

291

5,4

Combination of diagnoses elderly

251

5,1

257

4,8

 

2013

2014

At home

3850

4309

In hospital

240

  171 

In nursing home

160

    184

In elderly home

268

239 

In hospice

295

326 

Elsewhere

66

77 

 

The report – in Dutch only (translated summaries will be published later) – can be read here.

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