What is a Rapid Review?
A form of knowledge synthesis in which components of the systematic review process are simplified or omitted to produce information in a timely manner.
Why conduct a Rapid Review?
Rapid Reviews are best for new and emerging topics. They also help assess current policies in a very short period of time.
What makes a Rapid Review different than a Systematic Review?
|Rapid Review||Systematic Review|
|Time||Less than 5 weeks||12-18 months|
|Search Scope||Limited sources||More comprehensive search|
|Synthesis||Descriptive Summary||Qualitative Summary with Meta-analysis|
|Reviewers||May only be one reviewer||Must have at least 2 reviewers|