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A way out Growing number of people sign up for assisted suicide

Every year, thousands of people become members of Exit, the largest assisted suicide organisation in Switzerland. Last year was no exception.

Annual figures Assisted suicide group Exit registered 10,000 new members in 2017

In 2017, 10,078 new members joined the euthanasia organisation Exit, the group announced on Tuesday.

Public health study Almost 6% of patients pick up infection in hospital

Some 5.9% of patients treated in Swiss hospitals fall ill with an infection, a study across 96 hospitals has shown.