Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning
When clinicians from a range of disciplines work together to provide the best treatment for patients, its called multidisciplinary care. Multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings have been established to plan individual treatment approaches to patients in response to the increasing complexity and specialization of cancer care.
A multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) is a regularly scheduled meeting of core and invited team members for the purpose of prospective treatment planning for patients. This is mostly for newly diagnosed patients, but can be for those needing review of treatment plans or palliative care. It is possible to have team members from two or more health services join for the purposes of multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings via electronic links.
There is evidence that an integrated team approach to cancer care such as this can reduce mortality, improve patient experience and improve quality of life.
Multidisciplinary Meetings (MDMs)
Multidisciplinary meetings convened in the north eastern Melbourne region are listed by health service. Click on the icon below to each health service page for current meeting dates, times and locations.
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