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Table 2 Efficiency analysis of MDT working through two different techniques

From: The efficiency of electronic list-based multidisciplinary team meetings in management of gastrointestinal malignancy: a single-center experience in Southern China

  eMDT group (n = 2156) cMDT group (n = 1518) P value
Including Period 01/01/16–31/12/16 01/01/15–31/12/15  
 Case complexity, n(%)    0.070
  general 1356 (62.9) 933 (61.5)  
  moderate 598 (27.7) 407 (26.8)  
  complicate 202 (9.4) 178 (11.7)  
 Cases per month, n 172.3 ± 31.5 126.6 ± 42.7 0.004
 Cases per meeting, n 47.9 ± 21.1 33.0 ± 9.5 < 0.001
 Time cost per meeting, min 149.4 ± 15.1 205.1 ± 32.7 < 0.001
 Time cost per case, min 3.1 ± 3.3 6.2 ± 4.9 < 0.001
 Case type
  general 2.6 ± 1.6 4.5 ± 3.7 < 0.001
  moderate 3.8 ± 2.2 5.9 ± 3.1 < 0.001
  complicate 6.6 ± 3.8 7.2 ± 3.7 0.121
 Cancer type
  Esophageal 3.7 ± 2.9 4.2 ± 4.0 0.244
  Gastric 3.6 ± 3.1 6.6 ± 4.2 < 0.001
  Colorectal 3.0 ± 2.2 6.2 ± 4.7 < 0.001
  Others 3.1 ± 2.7 5.8 ± 3.9 < 0.001
  1. P value < 0.05 indicates significant difference
  2. Data present as means ± SD if no otherwise indicated
  3. eMDT electronic list-based MDT group, cMDT conventional MDT group