Table 1

Working definition of multidisciplinary rehabilitation used to screen sources of evidence

PurposeSupports re-enablement of the frail elderly (over 65 years old) following proximal hip fracture to achieve their functional potential and maintain independent living where possible
FunctionsA bridge between: (A) the hospital and the community; (B) different healthcare sectors and personal social care
Views people holistically
Time limited (up to 1 year following fracture)
StructureTeams based in hospitals, the community or across both sectors
ContentTreatment and therapy (to increase strength, confidence and ability to perform activities of daily living)
Psychological, practical and social support
Support/training to develop skills and strategies for self-management
DeliveryCare delivered by a multidisciplinary team or teams