Journal article

The impact of multidisciplinary team meetings on patient assessment, management and outcomes in oncology settings: A systematic review of the literature

Brindha Pillay, Addie C Wootten, Helen Crowe, Niall Corcoran, Ben Tran, Patrick Bowden, Jane Crowe, Anthony J Costello

Cancer Treatment Reviews | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Conducting regular multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings requires significant investment of time and finances. It is thus important to assess the empirical benefits of such practice. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the literature regarding the impact of MDT meetings on patient assessment, management and outcomes in oncology settings. METHODS: Relevant studies were identified by searching OVID MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE databases from 1995 to April 2015, using the keywords: multidisciplinary team meeting* OR multidisciplinary discussion* OR multidisciplinary conference* OR case review meeting* OR multidisciplinary care forum* OR multidisciplinary tumour board* OR ..

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