Decision support for management of confirmed breast cancer

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Description: Decision support for management of confirmed breast cancer by multidisciplinary teams

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The purpose of MATE is to support transparent evidence-based decision making in breast cancer management .The goal is to help breast clinicians make treatment decisions explicitly based on best available evidence. The clinical knowledge-base used by MATE is based on high quality national and international clinical practice guidelines such as NICE, SIGN, NCCNetc and systematic reviews e.g. EBCTCG overviews. The knowledge base is modular, scalable and regularly updated through an established review process. The MATE tool also makes use of the published medical calculators and algorithms such as TNM staging, MSKCC nomogram, Nottingham prognostic index, Van Nuys prognostic index and adjuvantOnline prediction tool. Importantly it also screen patients for ongoing clinical trials and prompts the clinician whenever the patient is found eligible.

It is essential to emphasise, however, that the role of CDS system like MATE is only to suggest optimal management strategy, laying out the medical logic and relevant supporting documentation and research relevant to each patient; the decision is of course the responsibility of the members of the MDT. Since such systems can compare all MDM decisions with recommendations in national guidelines they can also be used to carry out prospective audit.

Target setting Breast Cancer MDM
Target users Breast Cancer MDT
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