Our review addressed the following question: How have health care institutions responded to staff suicides? Health care workers of all types were considered. Only studies of suicide were included, and articles on related topics, such as depression, burnout, and the use of mental health services, were excluded. Databases searched included EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, OvidSP, Google Scholar, Scopus and HealthSTAR. All study designs were included, and electronic databases were searched from 1946 through August 2012.