Journal article

Not all patients need to be discussed in a colorectal cancer MDT meeting

J Ryan, I Faragher

Colorectal Disease | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIM: It is recommended that patients with cancer should be managed in the context of a multidisciplinary team (MDT). Alternatively, proponents of the standard model of care propose that the well-informed treating doctor is able to make the appropriate plan for each patient, making the need for a MDT meeting redundant. We compared the management plans made within a colorectal cancer MDT with routine care. METHOD: Consecutive cases presenting to the colorectal MDT were prospectively assessed. Before the meeting management plans were made, based on routine care pathways. These were compared with plans made at the MDT meeting and discrepancies recorded. The number of patients who generated benef..

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