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Letters Multidisciplinary team meetings

Time to review utility of multidisciplinary team meetings

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5295
  1. Sarah Thornton, lawyer commenting in a personal capacity1
  1. 1York, UK

Eigenmann is right to question the efficacy of multidisciplinary teams (MDTs),1 which have become the accepted mode of working despite the flimsy evidence base.2

The consensus that MDTs are a good thing is rooted in several presumed benefits, such as standardisation and continuity of care, effective use of resources, improved trial recruitment, and safeguarding of patients (from maverick doctors).

Few …

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