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Table 4 What happened after the request was refuseda

From: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in patients suffering from psychiatric disorders: a cross-sectional study exploring the experiences of Dutch psychiatrists

  n = 66
% n
Referred patient after having refused a request?
 No 64.6 42
 Yes 35.4 23
  to the End of Life Clinic 23.1 15
  to another physician 10.8 7
  to an organization which provides information on humane ways of committing suicide 1.5 1
Patient personally sought out another doctor who would grant the request after having refusing itb
 No 80.5 33
 Do not know 12.2 5
 Yes 7.3 3
  at the End of Life clinic 4.9 2
  another physician 2.4 1
Patient died after his or her request was refused
 No 68.8 44
 Yes 23.4 15
  by suicide 15.6 10
  naturally 3.1 2
  as a result of euthanasia performed by the End of life clinic 3.1 2
  by stopping eating and drinking 1.6 1
 Do not know 7.8 5
  1. aMissing observations varied between 1 and 2 (1.5–3.0%)
  2. bPsychiatrists who answered the first question: ‘Did you refer the patient after having refused his/her request’? with ‘No’ (n = 44) were asked if the patient personally sought another doctor (3 missing observations)