Deaths by medical end-of-life decision; age, cause of death

Deaths by medical end-of-life decision; age, cause of death

Age Cause of death Periods Total deaths (number) Without end-of-life decision Total without end-of-life decision (number) Without end-of-life decision Sudden and unexpected death (number) Without end-of-life decision Not sudden and unexpected death (number) With end-of-life decision Total with end-of-life decision (number) With end-of-life decision Withhold.medic.treatm.possible hasteni.. (number) With end-of-life decision Intensifying measures, possible hasten.. (number) With end-of-life decision Intensifying measures, partly intendin.. (number) With end-of-life decision Withholding medic.treatm.hastening death (number) With end-of-life decision Explicit intention of hastening death Total explicit intention of hastening .. (number) With end-of-life decision Explicit intention of hastening death Euthanasia (number) With end-of-life decision Explicit intention of hastening death Assisted suicide (number) With end-of-life decision Explicit intention of hastening death Ending of life without explicit request (number)
Total Diseases circulatory syst.excl.CVA (>0.. 2015 29,679 18,218 10,556 7,662 11,461 1,370 6,402 146 3,206 337 310 17 10
Total Diseases respiratory system (>0 years) 2015 12,766 5,497 2,089 3,408 7,269 471 4,266 151 1,904 477 477 0 0
Total Diseases nervous syst.incl.CVA (>0 yrs) 2015 17,211 6,267 1,800 4,467 10,944 1,126 5,959 120 3,053 686 580 7 99
0 year Diseases circulatory syst.excl.CVA (>0.. 2015
0 year Diseases respiratory system (>0 years) 2015
0 year Diseases nervous syst.incl.CVA (>0 yrs) 2015
1 to 16 years Diseases circulatory syst.excl.CVA (>0.. 2015 7 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 to 16 years Diseases respiratory system (>0 years) 2015 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 to 16 years Diseases nervous syst.incl.CVA (>0 yrs) 2015 40 20 20 0 20 0 16 0 4 0 0 0 0
17 to 64 years Diseases circulatory syst.excl.CVA (>0.. 2015 2,767 2,342 1,807 535 425 43 222 0 148 12 7 0 5
17 to 64 years Diseases respiratory system (>0 years) 2015 1,453 712 499 213 742 93 364 73 181 31 31 0 0
17 to 64 years Diseases nervous syst.incl.CVA (>0 yrs) 2015 1,336 521 365 156 814 146 217 0 246 205 205 0 0
65 to 79 years Diseases circulatory syst.excl.CVA (>0.. 2015 8,056 5,965 4,471 1,494 2,090 365 833 28 763 101 86 10 5
65 to 79 years Diseases respiratory system (>0 years) 2015 3,906 1,769 871 898 2,138 136 1,242 0 559 201 201 0 0
65 to 79 years Diseases nervous syst.incl.CVA (>0 yrs) 2015 4,367 1,629 320 1,310 2,739 291 1,319 0 827 302 195 7 99
80 years or older Diseases circulatory syst.excl.CVA (>0.. 2015 18,849 9,911 4,278 5,633 8,938 962 5,340 118 2,294 224 217 7 0
80 years or older Diseases respiratory system (>0 years) 2015 7,402 3,016 719 2,298 4,386 243 2,655 79 1,164 245 245 0 0
80 years or older Diseases nervous syst.incl.CVA (>0 yrs) 2015 11,469 4,097 1,095 3,002 7,372 689 4,408 120 1,976 179 179 0 0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


The survey of medical end-of-life decisions, presents information on medical end-of-life decisions by attending physicians. For this survey a random sample is taken from the central death registry of Statistics Netherlands on persons in the Dutch population register who died in the period August to November in the year concerned. The sample is raised to a figure for the whole year.

This table comprises deaths by medical end-of-life decisions, cause of death and age.

Data available from: 2010, 2015

Status of the figures:
All data are definite.

Changes as of August 9th 2019:
The underlying coding of classifications age and cause of death used in this table has been adjusted. It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS. The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
The survey takes place every five years.

Description topics

Total deaths
The data in the table “Deaths by medical end-of-life decision and cause of death” will be published on Wednesday 11 July 2012 in combination with an article in “The Lancet”.
Without end-of-life decision
Total without end-of-life decision
Sudden and unexpected death
Not sudden and unexpected death
With end-of-life decision
Total with end-of-life decision
Withhold.medic.treatm.possible hasteni..
Withholding or withdrawing medical treatment while taking into account the possible hastening of death
Intensifying measures, possible hasten..
Intensifying measures to alleviate pain or other symptoms while taking into account the possible hastening of death
Intensifying measures, partly intendin..
Intensifying measures to alleviate pain or other symptoms while partly intending the possible hastening of death
Withholding medic.treatm.hastening death
Withholding or withdrawing medical treatment with the explicit intention of hastening death
Explicit intention of hastening death
Administering, supplying, or prescribing drugs with the explicit intention of hastening death, resulting in the patient’s death
Total explicit intention of hastening ..
Total administering, supplying, or prescribing drugs with the explicit intention of hastening death, resulting in the patient’s death
Euthanasia
Assisted suicide
Ending of life without explicit request
Ending of life without explicit patient request