Establishing a framework for building multidisciplinary programs

Cheryl Meguid, Carrie E. Ryan, Barish H. Edil, Richard D. Schulick, Csaba Gajdos, Megan Boniface, Tracey E. Schefter, W. Thomas Purcell, Martin McCarter

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While most providers support the concept of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, challenges exist to the implementation of successful multidisciplinary clinical programs. As patients become more knowledgeable about their disease through research on the Internet, they seek hospital programs that offer multidisciplinary care. At the University of Colorado Hospital, we utilize a formal multidisciplinary approach across a variety of clinical settings, which has been beneficial to patients, providers, and the hospital. We present a reproducible framework to be used as a guide to develop a successful multidisciplinary program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-526
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015


  • Multidisciplinary clinic
  • Patient centered
  • Tumor board

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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