A cancer multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) is a regular meeting where health professionals from different specialities discuss and recommend options for a patient’s treatment and care. These meetings are a key part of the philosophy of multidisciplinary care and facilitate a holistic approach to identify the best available and most appropriate treatment and care plan.
Access to high-quality patient information is vital for informed decision-making during the MDM process. Consistent and reliable data enables MDM attendees to agree on clinical recommendations for the treatment pathway that best meets the individual needs of a patient. This is particularly important for Māori and Pacific Peoples who experience poorer access, timeliness and quality of health care, which contributes to avoidable and unfair differences present in cancer outcomes.
The purpose of the MDM Data Standard is to outline the nationally agreed core data elements for capturing patient and cancer information to support the MDM process.
Te Aho o Te Kahu, in partnership with HISO and the health sector, will ensure the data standard is reviewed and updated as required through the existing HISO process.
- HISO 10038.4 Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard (Word, 491 KB)
- HISO 10038.4 Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard (PDF, 773 KB)
For further information see the Te Aho o Te Kahu website.
Summary of public comment
The Ministry of Health sought public comment on the draft HISO 10038.4 Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard from 18 May 2020 through to 24 July 2020. This document summarises the responses received and provides an overview of the decisions made by the MDM subject matter experts.
- Summary of the Review of Public Comment Feedback on the Draft HISO 10038.4 Cancer MDM Data Standard (Word, 302 KB)
- Summary of the Review of Public Comment Feedback on the Draft HISO 10038.4 Cancer MDM Data Standard (PDF, 204 KB)
If you have any questions about the implementation of this standard, please do not hesitate to email [email protected].