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Posted on December 15, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Sabrina Stängle and André Fringer have been publishing quite a bit on VSED. In some of their most recent work, they calculate the incidence of VSED in Switzerland is 0.7%, and for all deaths in long-term care facilities the incidence is 1.7%. That compares favorably to MAID rates.

(Stängle, S., Schnepp, W., Büche, D., & Fringer, A. (2019). Long-term care nurses´ attitudes and the incidence of voluntary stopping of eating and drinking: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi:10.1111/jan.14249).

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