Table 5

Topics about which review committees asked for additional information (As described in the verdicts of the review committees) n = 75.

%

(n)

%


The patient's request1

11

(8)

▪ Being well-considered

8

▪ Voluntariness

9

The patient's suffering1

32

(24)

▪ Further specification of (unbearable) suffering

23

▪ Course of disease

12

▪ Patient was (sub) comatose

4

▪ Other

4

Informing the patient about their situation and prognosis

-

The presence of reasonable alternatives

1

(1)

The consultation1,2

41

(31)

▪ Quality of consultant's report

12

▪ Independency of consultant

19

▪ Moment of consultation

9

▪ Quality of consultation

1

▪ Other

4

Performance of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide1

17

(13)

▪ Type of medication

13

▪ Physician's attendance

3

▪ Other

3


Other topics1

21

(16)

▪ Decision-making of the physician

1

▪ Quality of physician's report

13

▪ Other

11


1. More than one answer could be given.

2. In 70% of the cases, the reporting physician was also involved in the question for additional information from the review committees.

Buiting et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:18   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-10-18

Open Data