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MDTs and population segments

This rapid review looks at evidence of how to effectively implement multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) focused on population segments.

It considers implications specifically for workforce, technology, and patient experience and outcomes. Literature reviews and case studies are listed with their key impact or finding.

Key findings of the review include:

  • The most common method of segmenting the population identified was by types of long-term conditions.
  • Multidisciplinary care was found to improve patient experience or outcomes.
  • The cost-effectiveness of the models varied. In some cases, MDTs were found to be more expensive than alternative models, whilst others were found to be more cost-effective.
  • The biggest barrier in regards to technology is access to health records for patients between organisations using different systems.