Dr. Andrea Tricco et al. (2015) provide the following definition for rapid reviews: "a form of knowledge synthesis in which components of the systematic review process are simplified or omitted to produce information in a timely manner" (p.1). Rapid reviews are especially popular among decision-makers in health care settings. Rapid reviews can be distinguished by their ability to be conducted within a limited timeframe.
The following resources provide an overview and guidance on conducting and reporting rapid reviews.
METHODS & GUIDANCE
PRISMA-RR: an extension to PRISMA for rapid reviews. The guideline is currently under development, but you can read the protocol here.
Check out the supplementary resources page for additional information, including articles, on rapid reviews.
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