Journal article

Understanding Patients' Attitudes Toward Cancer Multidisciplinary Meetings: A Mixed Methods Study

Bianca Devitt, Jennifer Philip, Madhu Singh, Sue-Anne McLachlan

JCO Oncology Practice | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Multidisciplinary cancer meetings (MDMs) are an integral component of quality care; however, little research exists regarding patients' views on this model of care. We aimed to explore and understand the attitudes of patients toward MDMs. METHODS: A mixed methods exploratory design was used. Qualitative data from patients with a current or previous diagnosis of cancer were collected and analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Results informed the development of a questionnaire survey that was administered to patients with a current or previous diagnosis of cancer. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Nine patients participated in 3 focus groups, and 152 pa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Victorian Cancer Agency.