In real life, multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings bring together various hospital-based specialists whose competencies are necessary to make 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 made for many patients. However, MDT meetings do not take place exclusively in oncology. They may be held for other cases and, in particular, for decisions about managing 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 the facility to study the therapeutic decision process for severe pathologies treated in the hospital based on physicians’ patient cases.