Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:35
Euthanasia cases rise four percent in 2015
The number of euthanasia cases increased by 4 percent last year. A total of 5,516 people died by euthanasia in 2015, according to the annual report by the five regional euthanasia review committees, ANP reports. The most common reason for euthanasia to be requested was cancer. The number of granted euthanasia requests due to dementia increased from 81 in 2014 to 109 last year. And the number of requests granted due to another end-stage psychiatric disorder increased from 41 to 56. There were four cases where the review committees believe the doctors involved acted negligently. These reports were forwarded to the monitoring bodies.