Table 2

Final attributes and levels used in discrete choice experiment

AttributeLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Relationship between the doctor and the local communityUnsupportive relationship with communitySupportive relationship with community, for example, monthly meetings of doctors, administrators, community leaders
Safety at workplaceNo active dedicated security guard and functional CCTVActive dedicated security guard and functional CCTV
Career path based on attendanceDisciplinary action, for example, salary cut, for poor attendanceGood attendance does not lead to any further benefitGood attendance taken into account for promotion and transferGood attendance rewarded by bonus points for placement in higher education/training
Incentive for working in rural facilityNo additional financial incentive for postingIncentive payment of 15% of basic salary for postingIncentive payment of 30% of basic salary for posting