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Table 1 DCE attributes and levels for four health worker training programs in Uganda

From: Preferences for working in rural clinics among trainee health professionals in Uganda: a discrete choice experiment

  Health worker training program
  Medical Nursing Pharmacy Laboratory
Attribute 1 Salary Salary Salary Salary
Level 11 “700,000 USh per month” “450,000 USh per month” “800,000 USh per month” “400,000 USh per month”
Level 2 “1,000,000 USh per month” “550,000 USh per month” “1,200,000 USh per month” “500,000 USh per month”
Level 3 “1,500,000 USh per month” “650,000 USh per month” “1,600,000 USh per month” “600,000 USh per month”
Level 4 “2,000,000 USh per month” “750,000 USh per month” “2,000,000 USh per month” “700,000 USh per month”
Attribute 2 Facility quality Facility quality Facility quality Facility quality
Level 1 “Basic (e.g. unreliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies not always available)” “Basic (e.g. unreliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies not always available)” “Basic (e.g. unreliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies not always available)” “Basic (e.g. unreliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies not always available)”
Level 2 “Advanced (e.g. reliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies always available)” “Advanced (e.g. reliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies always available)” “Advanced (e.g. reliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies always available)” “Advanced (e.g. reliable electricity, equipment and drugs and supplies always available)”
Attribute 3 Housing Housing Housing Housing
Level 1 “No housing or allowance provided” “No housing or allowance provided” “No housing or allowance provided” “No housing or allowance provided”
Level 2 “Housing allowance provided, enough to afford basic housing” “Housing allowance provided, enough to afford basic housing” “Housing allowance provided, enough to afford basic housing” “Housing allowance provided, enough to afford basic housing”
Level 3 “Free basic housing provided” “Free basic housing provided” “Free basic housing provided” “Free basic housing provided”
Attribute 4 Length of commitment Length of commitment Length of commitment Length of commitment
Level 1 “You are committed to this position for 2 years” “You are committed to this position for 2 years” “You are committed to this position for 2 years” “You are committed to this position for 2 years”
Level 2 “You are committed to this position for 5 years” “You are committed to this position for 5 years” “You are committed to this position for 5 years” “You are committed to this position for 5 years”
Attribute 5 Support from manager Support from manager Support from manager Support from manager
Level 1 “The district health officer is not supportive and makes work more difficult” “The district health officer is not supportive and makes work more difficult” “The district health officer is not supportive and makes work more difficult” “The district health officer is not supportive and makes work more difficult”
Level 2 “The district health officer is supportive and makes work easier” “The facility manager is supportive and makes work easier” “The facility manager is supportive and makes work easier” “The facility manager is supportive and makes work easier”
Attribute 6 Future tuition Facility staffing Private opportunities Future tuition
Level 1 “The government will not provide any financial assistance for a study program after your commitment is over” “You have extra responsibility because 50% of health worker positions are vacant” “You are not allowed to own or operate any private retail pharmacies” “The government will not provide any financial assistance for a study program after your commitment is over”
Level 2 “The government will pay your full tuition for a study program (e.g., specialty training) after your commitment is over” “You have extra responsibility because 25% of health worker positions are vacant” “You are allowed to own and operate 1 private retail pharmacy as long as you also work full time at the facility” “The government will pay your full tuition for a study program (e.g., specialty training) after your commitment is over”
Level 3   “You don’t have extra responsibility because all health worker positions are filled”   
  1. All salary figures presented in Ugandan Shillings (USh). 1 USD = 2,350 USh.
  2. 1Level 1 salary figures represent the current base salary for respective health worker cadres in Uganda.