Introduction/Background In 2016 the Danish Multidisciplinary Cancer Group’s (DMCG) national Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) working committee established recommended quality standards in Danish healthcare.
This current study investigates the status of implementation of the guideline published in 2016 amongst the clinicians who now manages and carry out the developed guideline at the MDT conference. The aims are to identify challenges and successful initiatives based on individual experiences and to point out areas of development within the MDT conference.
Methodology The study is conducted as a social scientific questionnaire using the complexity theoretic model by Ralph Stacey, designed using MSC (Most Significant Change technique) which focusses on development and dynamics in organizations that are constantly and rapidly changing. 618 participants were identified and invited by either their own MDT leader or by a contact person appointed by the chairman of the cancer group.
Results Answers were calculated using selective coding resulting in themes leading to the following outcome: The MDT conference is a well-established part of clinical practice, and are perceived as significant, qualified and qualifying; Measures that can further qualify the conference decision include more time for the task; A spinoff effect is identified on the conference participants’ social and professional relationship, which are developed, valued and supported in relation to the meetings
Conclusion Multiple opportunities for improvement and future development potentials are presented in this article
Disclosures The authors have nothing to disclose. ICMJE forms signed.
Funding and Trial registration
Funding by the Danish Multidisciplinary Cancer Group (DMCG) and the Danish Cancer Collaboration Center (DCCC)
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