Year: 1989 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v. 155, (October 1989), p.511-514 SIEC No: 19900629

An analysis of the temporal distribution of 115 inpatient suicides that occurred in 2 Swiss psychiatric hospitals in the years 1977-1986 failed to reveal any significant clustering of suicides. Thus, the modelling effect does not generally play a decisive role in psychiatric inpatient suicide.