Objectives: To test the hypotheses that older people and their informal carers are not disadvantaged by home-based rehabilitation (HBR) relative to day hospital rehabilitation (DHR) and that HBR is less costly.
Design: Two-arm randomised controlled trial.
Setting: Four trusts in England providing both HBR and DHR.
Participants: Clinical staff reviewed consecutive referrals to identify subjects who were potentially suitable for randomisation according to the defined inclusion criteria.
Interventions: Patients were randomised to receive either HBR or DHR.