Table 2

Quality of teamworking in 10 bowel cancer teams: unstandardized scores
Characteristic of effective teamworking Rating scale Team Total number of teams ‘very good’
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Score (see Table 1 for criteria)
The Team
Attendance 1 to 4 4 4 3 1 2 2 4 4 4 4 6
Leadership: chairing of meeting 1 to 4 2 4 1 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 1
Teamworking & culture:
a)Inclusion of relevant team members 1 to 4 2 2 2 4 2 3 3 2 4 4 3
b) Team Sociability 1 to 4 1 3 2 4 3 2 3 1 4 2 2
c) Mutual respect 1 to 4 2 4 2 4 2 2 3 2 4 4 4
d) tension and conflict 0 to −4 0 0 −1 0 0 −1 0 −1 0 −1 6
Personal development & training 1 to 3 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1
Infrastructure for meetings
Meeting venue 1 to 4 2 3 3 1 2 3 4 3 4 3 2
Technology & equipment 2 to 9 7 9 5 3 3 7 7 6 9 7 2
Meeting organisation and logistics
Preparation prior to meetings:
a) agenda 1 to 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 7
b) Prioritisation of complex cases 1 to 4 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 0
Organisation/admin in MDM a) patient notes 1 to 4 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 0
b) Case presentation 1 to 3 2 3 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3
Clinical decision making
Patient-centred care 1 to 4 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 0
Treatment plans 1 to 4 2 4 2 4 1 3 1 2 3 3 2
Total rating 11-58 33 50 29 37 30 36 41 35 50 40

Taylor et al.

Taylor et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:202   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-202

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