Case Report: iMDT Corner

A multidisciplinary team approach (MDT) is considered best practice in the treatment planning and care for patients in challenging clinical situation. It is an integrated team approach to health care in which medical and allied health care professionals consider all relevant treatment options and collaboratively develop an individual treatment and care plan for each patient.

The “iMDT” with “i’ meaning “international”, is an upgraded version by integrating the international perspectives. Different from the traditional MDT which is mainly conducted by physicians within a single hospital, the “iMDT” aims to involve all relevant international health professionals discussing options and making joint decisions about treatment and supportive care plans for the maximum benefit of patients. Embodying the core value “patient come first”, the “Case Report: iMDT Corner” column is designed as an educational window for healthcare providers.

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The series “Case Report: iMDT Corner” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship.