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Nationwide survey to evaluate the decision-making process in euthanasia requests in Belgium: do specifically trained 2nd physicians improve quality of consultation?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Nationwide survey to evaluate the decision-making process in euthanasia requests in Belgium: do specifically trained 2nd physicians improve quality of consultation?
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-307
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joachim Cohen, Yanna Van Wesemael, Tinne Smets, Johan Bilsen, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Wim Distelmans, Luc Deliens

Abstract

Following the 2002 enactment of the Belgian law on euthanasia, which requires the consultation of an independent second physician before proceeding with euthanasia, the Life End Information Forum (LEIF) was founded which provides specifically trained physicians who can act as mandatory consultants in euthanasia requests. This study assesses quality of consultations in Flanders and Brussels and compares these between LEIF and non-LEIF consultants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 9 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 36%
Social Sciences 8 18%
Psychology 6 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 10 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 July 2014.
All research outputs
#3,381,841
of 18,866,097 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,585
of 6,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,411
of 198,049 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
of 23 outputs
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