Project
afgesloten

Developments in the number of euthanasia cases

Over the past 15 years there has been an increase in the number of euthanasia cases in the Netherlands. Because of the many factors that may have influenced this development, it is not immediately clear how to get more insight into this matter. That is why Nivel, commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, is studying the available scientific data and other sources of information about euthanasia in the Netherlands.

The insights regarding the factors that influence the development of the number of euthanasia cases, the current knowledge gaps and recommendations for possible follow-up research that come from this literature study will be used by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to prepare a possible second and in-depth phase.
Funding
VWS