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Table 2 example DCE question

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

  Option A Option B Option C
Physical environment Your own home Single hospital room with private bathroom Twin hospital room with shared bathroom
Pain relief and sleeping medications, while you wait None are provided, own pain relief methods can be used including panadol, warm baths, etc. Non drug pain relief methods (eg warm baths) and mild pain relief (eg panadeine forte) and sleep medication ARE available from midwives Non-drug pain relief (eg warm baths) methods 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 or tablets
Who checks on you while you wait You can phone a midwife and then come in to the hospital at any time if you are concerned; a doctor is available onsite You will be checked once during the night by the midwife (& woken if you are asleep); a doctor is available onsite 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
How well you know the midwife A midwife you already know well One of a team of 4 or 5 midwives who you have met before A rostered midwife, with no guarantee that you know her
Number of trips to hospital 2 trips 1 trip 1 trip
Travel time to the closest hospital that provides these services 10 minutes 40 minutes 40 minutes
Please pick one Choose Option A Choose Option B Choose Option C