Identifying Cancer Care Team Competencies to Improve Care Coordination in Multiteam Systems: A Modified Delphi Study

JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 Nov;16(11):e1324-e1331. doi: 10.1200/OP.20.00001. Epub 2020 Jun 25.


Purpose: Identifying nontechnical, teamwork competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) underlying coordination within and across the network of teams-or multiteam system (MTS) involved in cancer care is foundational to optimizing high-quality cancer care.

Methods: A multidisciplinary group of cancer care stakeholders refined an initial list of competency statements during three rounds of a web-based modified Delphi survey.

Results: Panelists reached consensus on a final list of four domains and 20 associated team-based competencies important for effective coordination in cancer care MTS.

Conclusion: This study provides an initial foundation for testing, modifying, measuring and evaluating the impact of identified competencies on care coordination, outcomes, and costs, for people being screened, treated, or surviving cancer.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Delphi Technique
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Patient Care Team
  • Surveys and Questionnaires