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Table 4 Reported versus actual sedation scale/score use

From: National survey and point prevalence study of sedation practice in UK critical care

Point prevalence study Sedation scale/score reported in national survey
Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale Ramsay Sedation Scale Riker Sedation-Agitation Scale
Patients who received any sedative/analgesic agenta, n 149 56 12
Sedation scale/score used, n (%)
 Assessed with reported scale/score 114 (76.5) 27 (48.2) 11 (91.7)
 Assessed with different scale/score 26 (17.4) 10 (17.9) 0 (0)
 Not assessed with a scale/score 9 (6.0) 19 (33.9) 1 (8.3)
Percentage of patients assessed with reported scale/score across unitsb, median (IQR) 88 (63–100)
  1. a Sedated patients in units that participated in the point prevalence study and reported using the indicated sedation scale/score
  2. b Excluding units with fewer than three eligible patients (n = 20)