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Table 1 General Data

From: Sedation practice in the intensive care unit: a UK national survey

Variable Number of units (%)
Number of beds
   0 to 4 26 (14%)
   5 to 8 99 (53%)
   9 to 12 36 (19%)
   >12 24 (13%)
  Total: 185 units
Number of ICU admissions/yeara
   <250 17 (9%)
   250 to 500 83 (45%)
   500 to 750 43 (23%)
   750 to 1,000 22 (12%)
   >1,000 17 (9%)
  Total: 182 units
% ventilated patientsa
   0 to 25 7 (4%)
   26 to 50 45 (24%)
   51 to 75 79 (43%)
   76 to 100 49 (26%)
  Total: 180 units
Type of patientsb
   Surgical 157 (85%)
   Medical 156 (84%)
   Cardiac 13 (7%)
   Neurological 21 (11%)
  1. aNo answer to the question was given by some units. bMore than one type of patient in an ICU was possible. ICU, intensive care unit