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Table 1 General characteristics of ten intensive care units analyzed in the quality improvement project a

From: Evaluation of a minimal sedation protocol using ICU sedative consumption as a monitoring tool: a quality improvement multicenter project

Unit ID Type of ICU ICU beds ICU structure Hospital beds Major type of admission diagnosis Use of invasive mechanical ventilation among admitted patientsb
1 Mixed 19 Closed 119 General 15.1%
2 Cardiologic 19 Closed 119 Cardiologic 35.7%
3 Mixed 10 Closed 131 Respiratory 20.2%
4 Mixed 10 Closed 82 Respiratory 18.3%
5 Mixed 11 Closed 150 Respiratory 19.7%
6 Mixed/cardiologic 36 Closed 206 Respiratory 26.6%
7 Mixed 10 Closed 233 Respiratory 22.1%
8 Mixed 12 Closed 77 Respiratory 4.9%
9 Mixed 6 Closed 227 Orthopedic 20.0%
10 Neurologic 19 Closed 227 Neurologic 17.4%
  1. aICU, Intensive care unit. bMean rate during the 2-year period of the study.