RAND's researchers and survey experts have developed numerous health-related surveys. Available for free in the public domain, these surveys are designed for a wide range of purposes, including assessing patients' health, screening for mental health conditions, and measuring quality of care and quality of life. Many of these surveys are intended for the general population, but can be tailored to specific groups, such as the elderly, Medicaid recipients, veterans, and families with small children.
Explore Surveys by Topic
Aging and Health
- Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE)
- Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13)
Diversity and Health
- Hospital Competition Measures (Data and documentation for variable-radius measures)
- Managed Health Care Survey
- RAND Health Care Value Survey
HIV, STDs, and Sexual Behavior
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
- Pediatric Asthma Symptom Scale
- Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL Measurement Model)
Military Health Policy
Quality of Care
Quality of Life
- Epilepsy Surgery Inventory Survey (ESI-55)
- Kidney Disease Quality of Life Instrument (KDQOL)
- Medical Outcomes Study (MOS)
- Measures of Quality of Life (Core Survey)
- Short Forms: 12-Item (SF-12), 20-Item (SF-20), 36-Item (SF-36)
- Measures of Patient Adherence
- Mental Health Inventory
- Sexual Problems Measures
- Sleep Scale
- Social Support Survey
Substance Use Harm Reduction
About Our Surveys
All of the surveys and tools from RAND Health Care are public documents, available without charge. Please provide an appropriate citation when using these products. No further permissions are necessary.
In some cases, the materials themselves include specific instructions for citation. Some of the surveys and tools listed on this website are not available from RAND Health Care. However, we provide links to these materials hosted elsewhere, where you may find instructions for use.
We are unable to provide further information on permission requests.
This information applies to requests for commercial and non-commercial purposes; there is no longer a distinction between the two.
RAND has limited translated versions of the surveys and tools listed on this page. All of the available translations are shown on the individual survey/tool page.
If you are unable to locate a survey or tool in a particular language, it is likely that RAND does not offer it in that language. The translations we do offer are posted as a courtesy; no additional translation or certification information is available.
If you are interested in translating any of the surveys into another language, please see our translation guidelines. Although RAND cannot validate the translation, you may state that in producing the translation you “followed the specifications provided by RAND Health Care.” RAND does not offer validation information regarding surveys and tools found on other websites.
We are unable to provide further information on translation requests.
Questions or Comments?
If you have a question about our surveys or tools not answered on this page, you may email us at RANDHealthCare@rand.org. While we appreciate your interest and feedback, we may not be able to respond to each message, due to the volume of emails we receive.
Many of the RAND surveys were designed and fielded by RAND's Survey Research Group.