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[Novel quality assurance method in oncology: the two-level, multi-disciplinary and oncotherapy oncology team system].

Authors
  • Mangel, László
  • Kövér, Erika
  • Szilágyi, István
  • Varga, Zsuzsanna
  • Bércesi, Eva
  • Nagy, Zsuzsanna
  • Holcz, Tibor
  • Karádi, Oszkár
  • Farkas, Róbert
  • Csák, Szilvia
  • Csere, Tibor
  • Kásler, Miklós
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orvosi hetilap
Publication Date
Dec 16, 2012
Volume
153
Issue
50
Pages
1984–1991
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1556/OH.2012.29512
PMID: 23220364
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

By now therapy decision taken by a multi-disciplinary oncology team in cancer care has become a routine method in worldwide. However, multi-disciplinary oncology team has to face more and more difficulties in keeping abreast with the fast development in oncology science, increasing expectations, and financial considerations. Naturally the not properly controlled decision mechanisms, the permanent lack of time and shortage of professionals are also hindering factors. Perhaps it would be a way out if the staff meetings and discussions of physicians in the oncology departments were transformed and provided with administrative, legal and decision credentials corresponding to those of multi-disciplinary oncology team. The new form of the oncotherapy oncoteam might be able to decide the optimal and particular treatment after previous consultation with the patient. The oncotherapy oncoteam is also suitable to carry out training and tasks of a cancer centre and by diminishing the psychological burden of the doctors it contributes to an improved patient care. This study presents the two-level multi-disciplinary and oncotherapy oncology team system at the University of Pécs including the detailed analysis of the considerations above.

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