In real life, multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings bring together various hospital-based specialists whose competencies are necessary to taking decisions, and thus ensure that patients are provided with the best possible management based on the most recent scientific developments.

In oncology for example, MDT meetings are required for decisions to be taken for a large proportion of patients. However, MDT meetings do not take place exclusively in the field of oncology and may be held for other cases and in particular for decisions pertaining to the management of complex patients. In this case, all the specialties required to diagnose patients and reach treatment-related decisions must be represented.

During MDT meetings, patient files are discussed by the group and their decision is then explained to patients.

In Healthcare Market Research, we re-enact these multi-disciplinary discussions in-facility to study the therapeutic decision process for severe pathologies treated in the hospital setting, based on physicians’ own patient cases.