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Table 9 Pilot study capitation attributes and levels

From: Attribute development and level selection for a discrete choice experiment to elicit the preferences of health care providers for capitation payment mechanism in Kenya

AttributesAttribute typeLevelsCodingSigns
Payment scheduleContinuous1 month1Negative
3 months3
6 months6
12 months12
Timeliness of paymentsDiscreteDelayed0Positive
Timely1
Capitation rate per individual per yearContinuous1200 shillings1200Positive
2400 shillings2400
3600 shillings3600
4800 shillings4800
Services to be paid by the capitation rateDiscreteCapitation rate pays for consultation only. (Hospital claims and is paid for lab tests and drugs separately by the insurer/NHIF)0Negative
Capitation rate pays for consultation and drugs only (Hospital claims and is paid for lab tests separately by the insurer/NHIF)1
Capitation rate pays for consultation and lab tests only. (Hospital claims and is paid for drugs separately by the insurer/NHIF)2
Capitation rate pays for consultation, lab tests, and drugs3
Performance requirementsDiscreteHospital receives base/fixed capitation rate0Negative
Hospital receives base/fixed capitation rate + bonus for improved performance (e.g. improved quality)1