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Table 1 Three-step sedation score

From: Sedation in the intensive care unit with remifentanil/propofol versus midazolam/fentanyl: a randomised, open-label, pharmacoeconomic trial

Step Level of sedation Definition
1 Insufficient Patient moves or grimaces without stimuli, patient is coughing or lacrimates
2 Adequate Patient is calm, moves on stimuli
3 Excessive Patient does not react to stimuli