This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To assess the effectiveness of multidisciplinary care in adults with motor neuron disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND or ALS). To specifically explore the following areas:
Does organised multidisciplinary care achieve better outcomes than the absence of such services in persons with MND and their caregivers, or both?
Which type of programmes are effective and in which setting?
Does a greater intensity (time and/or expertise) of rehabilitation lead to greater gains?
Which specific outcomes are influenced (survival, dependency, social integration, mood, quality of life)?
Are there demonstrable cost-benefits for multidisciplinary care in MND?