The October 12, 2021, session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured Adam DeVore, MD; Omar Mohamedaly, MD; Stephen J. Greene, MD; and Lindsay King, MD, presenting "Perspectives and Innovations in Multidisciplinary Care at Duke."
Here are pearls and takeaways from the session:
- Initiatives aimed at improving both intra- and extra-departmental communication have been key to growing multidisciplinary care at Duke. This has taken the form of geographic co-localization of specialists, building relationships with referral subspecialists, and involvement of case management and pharmacy for strategies at mitigating financial toxicity.
- Primary Care Providers (PCPs) are integral to the successful provision of multidisciplinary care. Developing and strengthening lines of communication between subspecialists and PCPs is an area of active effort.
- Quality metrics are still evolving in many domains of multidisciplinary care. Incorporating both payer-defined and patient-centered quality-of-life metrics into the self-assessment of multi-disciplinary care programs is key.
Duke Medicine Learning, Education, and Discussion Series (LEADS) takes place each Tuesday at 12 p.m. Learn more and see schedule of upcoming sessions.