Sample 1: The total survivors of ITU admission (Jan 1998 – Nov 1998)NDE
There were a total number of 243 patients in this sample. 2 patients reported a NDE (one NDE occurred during cardiac arrest).OBE
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
There were 39 patients in this group. 7 reported a NDE and 32 had no recollection of their resuscitation. 2 patients reported OBEs.OBE
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.