Multidisciplinary care provides an integrated team approach to health care. It allows medical and allied health care professionals a forum in which to review all relevant treatment options and to develop individual treatment plans for presented patients. The personal preferences of the patient are an integral element in the development of treatment plans.
The multidisciplinary approach provides a method of ensuring best practice in cancer care by facilitating and encouraging peer review and peer support. This forum provides opportunities for training and mentoring of junior staff and continuing professional development for all involved. MDT Meetings provide opportunities to review standard evidence based treatments and to introduce new research findings into practice.