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In California the law works about the choice of method of death

In California the law works about the choice of method of death

6 Aug 2017 12:33, views: 947

In a referendum in June 2016, Californians approved a Law on the choice of method of death (End of Life Option Act), giving patients who, on the conclusion of doctors, he left to live less than 6 months, the right to obtain prescription drugs, the adoption of which leads to death. According to the California Department of public health, for the first 6 months of the law (to end 2016) 173 191 doctor has prescribed a prescription for such drugs, of which 80 remain unclaimed. During this period, 10,000 of the deaths have been only 6, which was the result of a conscious departure from life (in Oregon where a similar law for the year the figure was 37 per 10,000). 59% of 111 patients, who used drugs, was diagnosed with cancer, and 90% of them were white.

The majority (87%) considered necessary to independently escape from life were patients aged over 60 years (mean age 73 years). Of those who did not use a recipe, 21 died before he managed to do it. About the reasons for not using the other 59 recipes data are not given.

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