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New Zealand: 72% of applications approved

The New Zealand Ministry of Health (Manatū Hauora) published its annual report from November 2021-November 2022, the first year in which Assisted Dying Service was available.

  • 661 formal applications for assisted dying were received.
  • 67.93% of the applications were because of a cancer diagnosis.
  • 257 people had an assisted death.
  • 147 practitioners registered as VAD providers
  • 81.71% of assisted deaths occurred at the person’s home or another private property.

Read more: Assisted Dying Service yearly report 2021/2022 | Ministry of Health NZ