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Table 4 Characteristics of MDT meeting

From: Are multidisciplinary teams in secondary care cost-effective? A systematic review of the literature

Study Frequency of meeting Number of disciplines Meeting venue Leadership Administration support Dissemination of decision
Collard et al., 1985 Twice a week 6 Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated
Williams et al., 1987 Daily 6 Outpatient clinic Not stated Not stated Care plan
Timpka et al., 1997 Weekly 3 Not stated Physicians Not stated Not stated
Fader et al., 1999 Biweekly 9 Not stated Not stated Not stated Treatment plan
Kominski et al., 2001 At least once every 3 months 8 Not stated Not stated Not stated Treatment plan
Capomolla et al., 2002 Not stated 6 Not stated Not stated Not stated A report
Kasper et al., 2002 Weekly 3 Not stated Not stated Not stated Treatment plan
Carling et al., 2003 Not stated 2 Not stated Infectious disease physician Not stated Pro forma placed in front of patient’s chart
Van Den Hout et al., 2003 Weekly 5 Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated
Rabow et al., 2004 Regularly 8 Not stated Team Physician Not stated Care plan
Yagura et al., 2005 Weekly 7 Not stated Not stated Not stated Discharge plan
Gade et al., 2008 Daily 4 Not stated Not stated Not stated Palliative care plan
Wolfs et al., 2009 Weekly 6 Not stated Not stated Not stated Care plan
Hagiwara et al., 2011 Twice per week 4 Not stated Hemato-oncologist Not stated Care plan
Pope et al., 2011 Not stated 3 Not stated Modified Delphi method Not stated Not stated