Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting and Radiologist workload: A prospective review in a tertiary care hospital
Objective: To quantify the increase in workload associated with multidisciplinary team meetings for radiologists in a tertiary care hospital over a period of 15 months.
Methods: Data was collected prospectively regarding number of multidisciplinary team meetings, number of clinical cases discussed, number of individual imaging studies reviewed, and preparation time of residents, senior registrar and consultants and the delivery time of meeting.
Results: Total 223 meetings were held over 15 months (April 2014 to June 2015) for 12 clinical specialty areas. There were 1120 clinical case discussions and a total of 2759 documented individual imaging studies reviewed. Resident’s preparation time was 74.6 hours/month, senior registrar’s preparation time was 47.93 hours/month, consultant’s preparation time was 18.67 hours/month and the total duration time for meetings was 18 hours/month.
Conclusion: Multidisciplinary team meetings now represent a significant workload of radiology and has reduced the time for other academic activities within the department.
How to cite this:Nasir S, Anwar S, Ahmed M. Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting and Radiologist workload: A prospective review in a tertiary care hospital. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(6):1501-1506. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.336.12905
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