Rapid Reviews

What is a Rapid Review?

“A rapid review is a knowledge synthesis in which components of the systematic review process are simplified or omitted to produce information in a timely manner" - Khangura and colleagues, 2012.

 

 

Examples of methodology projects conducted by our team

  1. Tricco, A. C., Antony, J., Zarin, W., Strifler, L., Ghassemi, M., Ivory, J., ... & Straus, S. E. (2015). A scoping review of rapid review methods. BMC Medicine, 13(224). doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0465-6.
  2. Tricco, A. C., Zarin, W., Antony, J., Hutton, B., Moher, D., Sherifali, D., & Straus, S. E. (2016). An international survey and modified Delphi approach revealed numerous rapid review methods. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 70, 61-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.012.

 

Examples of our Rapid Reviews

  1. Tricco, A. C., Ashoor, H. M., Rios, P., Hamid, J., Ivory, J. D., & Khan, P. A. (2015). Comparative safety and effectiveness of cognitive enhancers for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: A rapidly updated systematic review and network meta-analysis. Ontario, Canada: Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. Link to report.
  2. Tricco, A.C., Ashoor, H.M., Yazdi, F., Lillie, E., Hamid, J., Zarin, W., ... & Straus SE. (2014). Comparative safety and effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists for chronic asthma: A rapid review and network meta-analysis. Ontario, Canada: Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. Link to report.
  3. Tricco, A. C., Strifler, L., Yazdi, F., Khan, P., Ng, C., Antony, J., ... & Straus, S. E. (2014). Comparative safety and effectiveness of inhaled long-acting agents (corticosteroids, beta agonists) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Ontario, Canada: Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. Link to report.