Multi-disciplinary Cancer Care Team Meeting (MDM)
Victorian Cancer MDM Quality Framework
The opportunity to develop a framework to outline standards of quality and monitoring methods to enhance and support the quality, effectiveness and consistency of these meetings was identified by the Victorian ICS. In response to this recommendation, The Victorian cancer multidisciplinary team meeting quality framework (MDM quality framework) was developed. It contains an agreed set of standards, indicators and measures for all cancer MDMs in Victoria and a set of tools for monitoring their quality and can be found here.
Improve treatment pathways by referring your patient to a multidisciplinary cancer care team meeting
Multi-disciplinary care is a collaborative approach to treatment planning and ongoing care throughout the treatment pathway. Multidisciplinary care aims to ensure that members of the treatment and care team can discuss all relevant aspects of a cancer patient’s physical and psycho-social needs along with other factors impacting upon the patient’s care.
A cancer multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDM) is a deliberate, regular meeting, involving a range of health professionals with expertise in the diagnosis and management of cancer, with the purpose of facilitating best-practice management of all patients with cancer.
Please click each health service to view their MDM schedule:
Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU) Flow Manager
CDU Flow Manager is a fully customised database built in Microsoft Access which supports the automation of a series of useful CDU performance management reports. The tool has a corresponding chair-side data collection sheet with a series of data points that need to be collected in real time by the CDU nurse as a chair-side audit. CDU Flow Manager automatically generates key information on patient flow activity such as CDU chair utilisation, patient waiting times on the day of treatment and time lost to a number of delay reasons. Data entry into the system is simple and can be done in either real time if there is ready access to a computer or at the completion of a treatment day by either nursing or administrative staff. Data entry is estimated to take approximately 30 seconds per patient.
This tool was developed in 2013 by WCMICS for the Victorian Chemotherapy Services Redesign Project.