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Table 6 Characteristics of priming services

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

Outpatient Enhanced inpatient Basic inpatient (from Table1)
Own home Private room with private bathroom (8 of 18 labour rooms have a bath) Twin room with shared bathroom
Single dose mild pain relief and sleeping medication provided mild pain relief provided, stronger pain relief and sleeping medication available, but may have to wait for doctor mild pain relief provided, stronger pain relief and sleeping medication available, but may have to wait for doctor
45% of rooms have a bath (non-drug pain relief available) no rooms have a bath (non-drug pain relief not available)
55% of rooms do not have a bath (non-drug pain relief not available)
Doctor available onsite if telephone Doctor available on site if needed Doctor will have to be called in from elsewhere if needed
Rostered midwife Rostered midwife Rostered midwife
On average 2 trips to hospital (1 extra trip to hospital)   
Respondent characteristics used (from Table  3 )
Median travel time 15 minutes.   
Previous care: 29% obstetrics clinic with doctors; 25% midwife clinic; 24% midwife group practice.   
Mean age 29.6 yrs.   
11% Non-english speaking background.   
51% induction experience.   
39% university educated.   
34% private health insurance.   
66% first pregnancy.