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Table 3 Size of unit and sedation practice

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

Number of beds Number of ICUs (n = 185) Sedation guideline (n = 148)# No guideline (n = 37) Daily sedation holding (n = 144) No sedation holding (n = 41)
0 to 4 26 19 (73%) 7 (27%) 20 (77%) 6 (23%)
5 to 8 99 78 (79%) 21 (21%) 78 (79%) 21 (21%)
9 to 12 36 30 (83%) 6 (17%) 31 (86%) 5 (14%)
>12 24 20 (83%) 3 (13%) 15 (63%) 9 (37%)
  1. Percentages are out of the ICUs of that size group. No statistically significant differences were observed. # One ICU with more than 12 beds left this question unanswered. ICU, intensive care unit.