Year: 1995 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.152, no.6, (June 1995), p.919-922 SIEC No: 19950066

Using data from a nationwide psychological autopsy of all Finnish suicides in a 1-year period, the authors studied 571 cases of suicide victims whose last appointment with a health care professional took place up to 28 days before suicide, including 100 cases of victims who had appointments on the day of the suicide. Suicide intent was reportedly discussed in only 22% of cases; it was particularly uncommon in general practice & nonpsychiatric specialist settings. (8 refs.)