Year: 2000 Source: Portland, OR: Oregon Health Division, (February 23, 2000). 21p. SIEC No: 20020297

This report reviews the monitoring & data collection system that was implemented under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, & summarizes the information collected on patients & physicians who participated in the Act in the second year of its implementation. Patients who participated in 1999 are compared to those who participated in 1998 & to other Oregonians who died of similar diseases. To better understand why some patients choose physician-assisted suicide, information is also presented from interviews with family memebers of patients who participated in the Death With Dignity Act. (17 refs.)