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Comment & Response
October 18, 2016

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Author Affiliations
  • 1Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

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JAMA. 2016;316(15):1599. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.14074

To the Editor Dr Emanuel and colleagues, in their article on attitudes and practices of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS), documented the failure in Oregon and Washington to track data regarding abuses and complications.1 With the prescribing physician rarely present when the drugs were taken, how can complications or the rate at which they occurred be determined?