Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Policy interventions that attract nurses to rural areas: a multicountry discrete choice experiment

D Blaauw, E Erasmus, N Pagaiya, V Tangcharoensathein, K Mullei, S Mudhune, C Goodman, M English & M Lagarde

Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 350-356

Table 5. Pairwise comparison of coefficients between countries in pooled results of discrete choice experiment for assessing the effectiveness of policies to attract nurses to rural areas in Kenya, South Africa and Thailand, 2006

Rural variable South Africa–Thailand
South Africa–Kenya
Thailand–Kenya
Difference in coefficients P-valuea Difference in coefficients P-valuea Difference in coefficients P-valuea
Hospital −1.95 < 0.001 −0.59 < 0.001 1.36 < 0.001
Increase in salary 0.26 0.002 0.08 0.201 −0.18 0.022
Improved housing −0.49 < 0.001 −0.23 < 0.001 −0.23 < 0.001
Benefit package −0.11 0.396 2.60 < 0.001 2.71 < 0.001
Preferential training 1.73 < 0.001 0.74 < 0.001 −1.00 < 0.001
More rapid promotion −0.54 < 0.001 −0.59 < 0.001 −0.59 < 0.001
Relational management −0.40 < 0.001 0.02 0.851 0.42 < 0.001

a Chow test.

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