J Korean Med Assoc.  2016 Feb;59(2):88-94. 10.5124/jkma.2016.59.2.88.

Review on history and current practices of cancer multidisciplinary care

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  • 1Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Cancer Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. VVSWM513@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Cancer care can be complex with increased specialization within disciplines and more-sophisticated treatment techniques. Multidisciplinary care (MDC) is an integrated team approach to bring together a group of health professionals with appropriate skills to consider patient's treatment and care options. MDC are now conducted worldwide and is recommended as best practice for the management of patients with cancer. There is increasing evidence that MDC improves quality of care, treatment outcomes of patient with cancer and. other clinical outcomes, but concerns are raised over the paucity of good-quality evidence on their overall impact. In this review, we described available evidence on the impact of cancer MDC, and also reviewed focused on cancer MDC strategy depending on countries.

Keyword

Cancer; Multidisciplinary care; Multidisciplinary team; History

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Health Occupations
Humans
Practice Guidelines as Topic
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