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Table 3.3Patient satisfaction with care

StudyNOutcomeMDTnon-MDTStatistical comparison
Gabel 1997339Patient satisfaction 6 questions)NRNRPatients managed by MDT were more likely to report carers were encouraged to attend consultations (P<0.001) and that the consultations helped them make a treatment decision (P<0.001) than patients managed in non-MDT settings. There were no significant differences in the responses to the other four questions (about adequacy of time spent with each consultant and the nurse specialist’s knowledge).
Coory et al 200857 (1 study)Patient satisfactionNRNRControl group (non-MDT) patients were more likely to report the diagnostic process as too slow (P=0.02). MDT patients were more likely to report a better care experience (P=0.01). Not all patients completed the questionnaires

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