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Table 1 Summary of study characteristics

From: A scoping review of rapid review methods

Study characteristics Number of rapid reviews (n = 100)a
Year of publication  
1997–2000 2
2001–2004 10
2005–2008 30
2009–2012 51
2013 5
Not reported 4
Continent  
Europe (including UK) 58
North America (Canada and United States) 20
Australia 15
Multiple continents 3
Asia 1
South America 1
Not reported 2
Article typeb
Application (82 with methods) 84
Development 7
Impact 6
Comparison 4
Topic of review  
Intervention 62 (74 %)
Frequency 10 (12 %)
Causal association 4 (5 %)
Diagnosis 4 (5 %)
Patient experience
Screening
2 (2 %)
2 (2 %)
Not applicable 16
Some methods reported  
Yes 82
No 18
Review question  
Clearly reported 81
Unclear/not reported 1
Not applicable 18
  1. a100 relevant articles and one companion report (companion report not included in this table); bone development article was also categorized as a comparison paper