Table 1.

Characteristics of the 23 patients who requested MAID

PATIENTAGE, YDIAGNOSISSEXINTERVIEWEETIMING OF INTERVIEW
A89Paget diseaseFemalePatientBefore MAID
B76ALSFemalePatient, sonBefore MAID
C65CANVAS (neurologic)FemalePatientBefore MAID
D70CancerMalePatientBefore MAID
E80CardiomyopathyMalePatientBefore MAID
F93CancerMalePatient, spouse, daughterBefore MAID
G85Lung diseaseFemalePatientBefore MAID
H54Pulmonary fibrosisFemalePatientBefore MAID
I89Heart diseaseFemalePatientBefore MAID
J95FrailtyFemalePatientBefore MAID
K68CancerMalePatientBefore MAID
L94FrailtyMaleSonAfter natural death
M66ALSFemaleFriendBefore and after MAID
N69MSFemaleSpouseAfter MAID
O85Pulmonary fibrosisFemaleFriendBefore MAID
P62CancerMaleSpouseBefore MAID
Q72Alzheimer diseaseMaleSpouseBefore MAID
R54MSFemaleSisterAfter MAID
S71Primary lateral sclerosisMaleSpouseBefore MAID
T87CHFFemale3 friendsAfter MAID
U102FrailtyFemaleDaughterAfter MAID
V84Organ dysfunctionMaleDaughterAfter MAID
W88CancerMaleSonAfter MAID
  • ALS—amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; CANVAS—cerebellar ataxia, neuropathy, and vestibular areflexia syndrome; CHF—congestive heart failure; MAID—medical assistance in dying; MS—multiple sclerosis.