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Penny Sartori, PhD: Prospective Study

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Results

Sample 1: The total survivors of ITU admission (Jan 1998 – Nov 1998)

NDE
  Frequency Percent
Yes 2 .8
No 241 99.2
Total 243 100.0

 

There were a total number of 243 patients in this sample. 2 patients reported a NDE (one NDE occurred during cardiac arrest).

OBE
  Frequency Percent
Yes 2 .8
No 241 99.2
Total 243 100.0

2 patients reported an OBE from this sample. These OBEs occurred independently of NDEs.

Sample 2: Survivors of cardiac arrest (Jan 1998 - Jan 2003)

NDE
  Frequency Percent
Yes 7 17.9
No 32 82.1
Total 39 100.0

There were 39 patients in this group. 7 reported a NDE and 32 had no recollection of their resuscitation. 2 patients reported OBEs.

OBE
  Frequency Percent
Yes 2 5.1
No 37 94.9
Total 39 100.0

Sample 3 - Total NDEs reported (Jan 1998 - Jan 2003)
NDEs = 15. These included the 7 NDEs which occurred during cardiac arrest, 2 were spontaneously reported and 6 were reported by patients who came very close to death.
OBEs = 8. 5 occurred as part of a NDE, 2 occurred without other elements of a NDE and 1 was a mind model constructed from residual sight and tactile stimulation when recovering from anaesthetic.

 

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