• 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:
  1. Ensuring that cases are discussed by the correct professionals, who know the patient
  2. That team  members have access to high-quality and comprehensive clinical information
  3. That case discussion is holistic, and includes contribution from all necessary health care professionals
  4. 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



Selected biography

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 


Please contact Benjamin LambNick Sevdalis, or James Green for further information.