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Table 1 ASCOT response levels (adapted from Netten et al. [10])

From: Developing a proxy version of the Adult social care outcome toolkit (ASCOT)

Response level Description
Ideal state The preferred situation, in which the individual’s needs and preferences are met to the desired level
No needs Where the individual’s needs are met but not to the desired level
Some needs Where there are needs, but there is no immediate or longer-term health implications
High-level needs Where there are needs and these have an immediate or longer-term health implication