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Experiences of hospital-based multidisciplinary team meetings in oncology : an interview study among participating general practitioners

Peter Pype UGent, Fien Mertens UGent, Jeanluc Belche, Christiane Duchesnes, Laurence Kohn, Marij Sercu UGent and Myriam Deveugele UGent (2017) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE. 23(1). p.155-163
abstract
Background: Cancer care has become complex, requiring healthcare professionals to collaborate to provide high-quality care. Multidisciplinary oncological team (MDT) meetings in the hospital have been implemented to coordinate individual cancer patients’ care. General practitioners (GPs) are invited to join, but their participation is minimal. Objectives: Aim of this study is to explore participating GPs’ perceptions of their current role and to understand their preferences towards effective role execution during MDT meetings. Methods: In May to June 2014, semi-structured interviews (n¼16) were conducted involving GPs with MDT experience in Belgium. The analysis was done according to qualitative content analysis principles. Results: Attendance of an MDT meeting is perceived as part of the GP’s work, especially for complex patient care situations. Interprofessional collaborative relationships and the GP’s perceived benefit to the MDT meeting discussions are important motivators to participate. Enhanced continuity of information flow and optimized organizational time management were practical aspects triggering the GP’s intention to participate. GPs valued the communication with the patient before and after the meeting as an integral part of the MDT dynamics. Conclusion: GPs perceive attendance of the MDT meeting as an integral part of their job. Suggestions are made to enhance the efficiency of the meetings.
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journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE
Eur. J. Gen. Pract.
volume
23
issue
1
pages
155 - 163
ISSN
1381-4788
DOI
10.1080/13814788.2017.1323081
language
English
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yes
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A1
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0)
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8521671
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8521671
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2017-05-31 06:55:36
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2017-07-27 10:09:16
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  abstract     = {Background: Cancer care has become complex, requiring healthcare professionals to collaborate to provide high-quality care. Multidisciplinary oncological team (MDT) meetings in the hospital have been implemented to coordinate individual cancer patients{\textquoteright} care. General practitioners (GPs) are invited to join, but their participation is minimal.
Objectives: Aim of this study is to explore participating GPs{\textquoteright} perceptions of their current role and to understand their preferences towards effective role execution during MDT meetings.
Methods: In May to June 2014, semi-structured interviews (n{\textonequarter}16) were conducted involving GPs with MDT experience in Belgium. The analysis was done according to qualitative content analysis principles.
Results: Attendance of an MDT meeting is perceived as part of the GP{\textquoteright}s work, especially for complex patient care situations. Interprofessional collaborative relationships and the GP{\textquoteright}s perceived benefit to the MDT meeting discussions are important motivators to participate. Enhanced continuity of information flow and optimized organizational time management were practical aspects triggering the GP{\textquoteright}s intention to participate. GPs valued the communication with the patient before and after the meeting as an integral part of the MDT dynamics.
Conclusion: GPs perceive attendance of the MDT meeting as an integral part of their job. Suggestions are made to enhance the efficiency of the meetings.},
  author       = {Pype, Peter and Mertens, Fien and Belche, Jeanluc and Duchesnes, Christiane and Kohn, Laurence and Sercu, Marij and Deveugele, Myriam},
  issn         = {1381-4788},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {155--163},
  title        = {Experiences of hospital-based multidisciplinary team meetings in oncology : an interview study among participating general practitioners},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13814788.2017.1323081},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Pype, Peter, Fien Mertens, Jeanluc Belche, Christiane Duchesnes, Laurence Kohn, Marij Sercu, and Myriam Deveugele. 2017. “Experiences of Hospital-based Multidisciplinary Team Meetings in Oncology : an Interview Study Among Participating General Practitioners.” European Journal of General Practice 23 (1): 155–163.
APA
Pype, P., Mertens, F., Belche, J., Duchesnes, C., Kohn, L., Sercu, M., & Deveugele, M. (2017). Experiences of hospital-based multidisciplinary team meetings in oncology : an interview study among participating general practitioners. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 23(1), 155–163.
Vancouver
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Pype P, Mertens F, Belche J, Duchesnes C, Kohn L, Sercu M, et al. Experiences of hospital-based multidisciplinary team meetings in oncology : an interview study among participating general practitioners. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE. 2017;23(1):155–63.
MLA
Pype, Peter, Fien Mertens, Jeanluc Belche, et al. “Experiences of Hospital-based Multidisciplinary Team Meetings in Oncology : an Interview Study Among Participating General Practitioners.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 23.1 (2017): 155–163. Print.