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Table 5 Estimation of the latent class model

From: Public preferences for primary care provision in Germany – a discrete choice experiment

  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Class share 0.354 0.149 0.300 0.197
Coeff. (SE) 95% CI Coeff. (SE) 95% CI Coeff. (SE) 95% CI Coeff. (SE) 95% CI
Home visits are provided (ref. no home visits provided) 1.311*** (0.213) 0.892–1.729 3.243*** (0.535) 2.194–4.291 0.604*** (0.119) 0.371–0.837 0.573*** (0.120) 0,337–0.810
Healthcare provision through one GP (ref: through changing GPs) −0.108 (0.199) − 0.498 – 0.282 − 0.011 (0.202) − 0.502 –0.290 0.290* (0.131) 0.033–0.547 2.097*** (0.204) 1.697–2.497
Practice opens four days a week (ref: 3 days) 1.957** (0.646) 0.690–3.224 − 0.390 (0.351) −1.078 –0.299 1.714*** (0.226) 1.271–2.157 −0.095 (0.212) − 0.511 – 0.321
Practice opens five days a week (ref: 3 Tage) 2.363*** (0.644) 1.101–3.626 0.131 (0.219) −0.299 – 0.562 2.784*** (0.326) 2.146–3.422 0.272 (0.127) 0.024–0.520
Delegation of medical tasks (ref: no delegation) 0.205 (0.184) −0.156 – 0.565 1.147* (0.532) 0.104–2.190 0.030 (0.113) − 0.192 – 0.252 −0.545*** (0.131) − 0.803 – − 0.288
Extensive diagnostic facilities (ref: limited diagnostic facilities) 1.368*** (0.289) 0.802–1.933 −0.140 (0.442) −1.007 – 0.726 0.463** (0.142) 0.186–0.742 0.918*** (0.39) 0.645–1.190
Distance to practice (metr., in minutes) − 0.106*** (0.024) −0.152 – − 0.060 −0.044* (0.022) − 0.088 – 0.001 −0.048*** (0.007) − 0.062 – − 0.035 −0.022** (0.007) − 0.035 – − 0.008
No. of observations 13,562
No. of persons 904
Log-Likelihood − 3038.661
BIC 6077.322
AIC 6077.322
CAIC 5930.112
  1. Metr. metric, GP General practitioner, ref. reference category, CI confidence interval, Coef. coefficient, SE standard error, ref. reference category, No. number, BIC Bayesian Information Criterion, AIC Akaike Information Criterion, CAIC ‘consistent’ AIC; Significance: *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001