Continuous improvement through the audit of Documented Treatment Plan Outcomes compared to Actual Patient Outcomes
MDT decisions do not always match the outcome of the patient. The concordance of the two outcomes is a measure of the accuracy of the information provided to the MDT and the quality of the discussion and the team-working skills. Teams should ensure that there is evidence of an annual “snap-shot” audit of MDT management outcomes compared to the actual outcomes of the patient discussed. Any discrepancy may inform team learning and reflection with a focus on reviewing any mortalities and specific complex cases. Any new national or regional guidelines should be highlighted to the team and any local guidance updated accordingly to support this auditing process.