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Quality assessment of decision-making in colorectal cancer multidisciplinary meetings.

Seretis, Charalampos and Mankotia, Rajnish and Goonetilleke, Kolitha and Rawstorne, Edward (2014) Quality assessment of decision-making in colorectal cancer multidisciplinary meetings. Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology, 19 (4). pp. 913-6. ISSN 1107-0625.

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Abstract

PURPOSE

The quality of decision-making in the colorectal multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings can significantly affect the quality of care delivered to patients with colorectal cancer. We performed a prospective study to assess the quality of the MDT meetings in a specialized colorectal unit using an externally observational validated tool.

METHODS

An externally validated observational tool, the Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team Metric for Observation of Decision-Making (cMDT-MODe), was used to assess the quality of clinical decision-making in 64 cases.

RESULTS

Although case history information presented by the responsible surgeon was rated high (4.4/5), the quality of radiological and histopathological information regarding each patient's case which was available at the time was less adequate, scoring 3.9/5 and 3.8/5, respectively. Moreover, the precise knowledge of patients' personal views and circumstances was a field requiring further improvement. In a general overview however, the quality and extent of the available information enabled the MDT to provide a clear recommendation regarding the patients' treatment plans in 87.5% of the cases.

CONCLUSIONS

The cMDT-MODe tool can be used to prospectively audit the quality of clinical decision-making in the colorectal MDT meetings and highlight the fields of potential improvement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QZ Pathology. Oncology
WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > General Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 13:39
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 10:42
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/830

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