MDT Quality Improvement Checklist (MDT-QuIC)
- Decision-making in cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings is variable, and can be improved.
- We have developed MDT-QuIC, an evidence based checklist to support clinical decision-making in MDT meetings
- MDT-QuIC focuses on four areas of MDT decision-making:
- Ensuring that cases are discussed by the correct professionals, who know the patient
- That team members have access to high-quality and comprehensive clinical information
- That case discussion is holistic, and includes contribution from all necessary health care professionals
- That clear outcomes are decided upon, recorded and communicated to the patient
Initial evaluation with clinicians has demonstrated that MDT-QuIC may help to structure discussion, improve inclusivity and patient centeredness
Lamb B, Sevdalis N, Vincent C, Green JSA. Development and evaluation of a checklist to support decision-making in cancer multidisciplinary team meetings: MDT-QuIC. Ann Surg Oncol. In press.
Lamb B, Sevdalis N, Arora S, Pinto A, Vincent C, Green JSA. Teamwork and team decision-making in multidisciplinary cancer conferences: Barriers, facilitators, and opportunities for improvement. World J Surg. 2011 Sep;35(9):1970-6. DOI 10.1007/s00268-011-1152-1
Lamb B, Brown K, Nagpal K, Vincent C, Green JSA, Sevdalis, N. Team decision making by cancer care multidisciplinary teams: a systematic review. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2011 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] DOI 10.1245/s10434-011-1675-6
Lamb B, Green JSA, Vincent C, Sevdalis N. Decision making in surgical oncology, Surgical Oncology. 2010 Sep;20(3):163-8., doi:10.1016/j.suronc.2010.07.007