Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) (Health Care) Law and Legal Definition

Multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of health care workers and social care professionals who are experts in different areas with different professional backgrounds, united as a team for the purpose of planning and implementing treatment programs for complex medical conditions. They work in a coordinated manner with members who are elected into the team depending upon the patient's needs and the condition or disease being treated. MDT generally consists of an attending physician, a registered nurse, and other appropriate staff. MDT is used interchangeably with another term, interdisciplinary team.