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Table 1 Attributes and levels

From: Women’s preferences for inpatient and outpatient priming for labour induction: a discrete choice experiment

Attribute Levels for outpatient care (Option A) Levels for enhanced inpatient care (Option B) Levels for basic inpatient care (Option C)
Physical environment while you are waiting for gels to work Basic accommodation with private bathroom, close to hospital Twin hospital room with shared bathroom Twin hospital room with shared bathroom
Single hospital room with shared bathroom
Your own home Single hospital room with private bathroom
Availability of pain relief or sleep medication while waiting for gels to work Single dose of mild pain relief (eg panadeine forte) and sleep medication are provided Non drug pain relief methods (eg warm baths) are NOT available. Other types of pain relief and sleeping medication available, but may have to wait for doctor for stronger pain medication (eg injection) Non drug pain relief methods (eg warm baths) are NOT available. Other types of pain relief and sleeping medication available, but may have to wait for doctor for stronger pain medication (eg injection)
None provided, own pain relief methods can be used, including panadol, warm baths etc. Non drug pain relief methods (eg warm baths) are NOT available. Mild pain relief (eg panadeine forte) and sleeping medication available from midwives
Non drug pain relief methods (eg warm baths) ARE available. Other types of pain relief and sleeping medication available, but may have to wait for doctor for stronger pain medication (eg injection)
Non drug pain relief methods (eg warm baths) and mild pain relief (egpanadeine forte) and sleep medication ARE available from midwives
Who checks on you while you are waiting for gels to work You can phone a midwife, then come in to the hospital, if you are concerned; if a doctor is needed, they will need to be called in from somewhere else You will be checked once during the night by the midwife (& woken if you are asleep); a doctor will need to be called in from somewhere else if needed You will be checked once during the night by the midwife (& woken if you are asleep); a doctor will need to be called in from somewhere else if needed
You will be checked once during the night by the midwife (& woken if you are asleep); a doctor is available onsite if needed
You can phone a midwife, then come in to the hospital, if you are concerned; a doctor is available onsite if needed
How well you know the midwife       A rostered midwife, with no guarantee that you know her A rostered midwife, with no guarantee that you know her
      One of a team of 4 or 5 midwives who you have met before
      One of a pair of midwives who you know already
      A midwife you already know well
How many trips you need to make to the hospital 2 trips 1 trip 1 trip
3 trips
The travel time to the closest hospital that provides this service       10 minutes 40 minutes
      20 minutes
      30 minutes
        40 minutes