Efficacy Outcome Measures for Procedural Sedation Clinical Trials in Adults: An ACTTION Systematic Review

The present systematic review focuses on an interesting aspect: how to measure the outcomes of clinical trials involving procedural sedation. Out of more than 4000 titles regarding different aspects of procedural sedation the authors read in a detailed and critical manner 245 to learn about the different scoring systems and domain explored. After their thorough review the authors conclude that there is room to improve how clinicians measure sedation and that the best approach to come up with an optimal sedation measurement system, including patient reported outcomes, should be undertaken by multidisciplinary teams.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26678470