Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V10150792
Multidisciplinary teams in cancer care
Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are considered a core component of cancer care worldwide. It is commonly believed that MDTs ensure higher-quality decision making and improved outcomes for the patients. However, the evidence underpinning MDTs is weak and the degree to which they have been absorbed into clinical practice varies widely. Based on a literature review this article explores effects, barriers and potentials for improving MDTs in cancer care. A stronger focus is needed on how MDTs can be optimized to achieve the best possible results in cancer care.