Table 2 Summary of evidence of heightened risk in physician-assisted dying in Oregon and the Netherlands
Potentially vulnerable groupEvidence of heightened riskNo evidence of heightened risk
Direct data
The elderly×
Uninsured people×
People with AIDS×
Partly direct, partly inferential data
People with low educational status×
The poor: people with low socioeconomic status×
Racial and ethnic minorities×
People with chronic physical or mental disabilities or chronic non-terminal illnesses×
Inferential or partly contested data
People with psychiatric illness, including depression and Alzheimer disease×