Multidisciplinary teams in high intensity medicine

Published: 6 April 2023
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  • Emanuele Russo emanuele.russo@auslromagna.it Department of Emergency Surgery and Trauma, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Bufalini Hospital, AUSL Romagna, Cesena, Italy.
  • Andrea Strada Department of Emergency Medicine, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, AUSL Romagna, Ravenna, Italy.
  • Vanni Agnoletti Department of Emergency Surgery and Trauma, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Bufalini Hospital, AUSL Romagna, Cesena, Italy.

When I was younger, I had the privilege of seeing the greatest player in the history of soccer play live: Diego Armando Maradona. Maradona was able to win matches and tournaments just on his own. In contrast, in third millennium medicine, no physician can expect to defeat complex diseases requiring high-intensity care without the support of a team.

The inherent complexity of precision medicine, the abundance of treatment options, and the need to set up long-term treatment pathways with different intensities of care, are driving toward a win-win approach of patient management by Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT). This is the whole reason Acute Care Medicine Surgery and Anaesthesia (AMSA) was born: ranging from the name of the journal to the composition of the editorial board, our interest in critically ill and surgical patients is clearly visible. [...]

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Russo, E., Strada, A., & Agnoletti, V. (2023). Multidisciplinary teams in high intensity medicine. Acute Care Medicine Surgery and Anesthesia, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/amsa.2023.12