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Table 4 Interview guide for critical incident technique

From: Risk assessment and decision making about in-labour transfer from rural maternity care: a social judgment and signal detection analysis

Questions to elicit specific cases (Part A) and questions asked about each case (Part B)
Part A Part B
1.Think of a transfer case where it was clear that the woman should have been transferred. 1.What pieces of information, that is, cues or factors, did you use to make the decision to transfer?
2.Think of a case where it was clear that the woman should not have been transferred. 2.What were the factors in the case that most strongly led to the decision you made?
3.Think of a ‘grey area’ case where it was unclear whether the woman should or shouldn’t have been transferred. 3.What other pieces of information influenced your decision? What aspects made the case clear/typical/similar/difficult?
4.Think of a ‘typical’ or ‘common’ decision to transfer case. 4.What particular aspects of this factor were important?
5.Think of a case where you decided to transfer but thought you’d made an error.  
6.Think of a case where you didn’t decide to transfer but thought you’d made an error.