The Three Main Interview Waves of HCSUS
The three main survey instruments below link to more complete tables of contents. All of the files are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. If you would like a hard copy of an instrument in the mail, please contact RANDHealthCare@rand.org.
Each of the instruments contains the following 15 modules:
- Usual Source of Care and Access to Care
- Tests and Staging
- Symptoms and Treatment
- Residential History and Current Health
- Quality of Life
- Social Support and Coping
- Unmet Needs
- Mental Health
- Patient Description
- Contact and Tracking Information
- Provider Consent, Thank You, and Payment
In the second follow-up survey, Module 4.5: Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infection Medication, was added, and Module 11 was changed from Mental Health to Substance Abuse and Spirituality. The content of each module varies by wave, with some repeating many of the same questions each time and others with mostly new material.