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Table 2 Assessing the characteristics of rapid reviews compared to systematic reviews

From: A scoping review of rapid review methods

Characteristic assessed (n = 65)a Yes (%) Limited (%) Unknown (%) Not reported (%)
Accuracy 15 (23 %) 5 (8 %) 3 (5 %) 42 (64 %)
Comprehensiveness 5 (8 %) 46 (71 %) 4 (6 %) 10 (15 %)
Risk of bias 19 (29 %) 19 (29 %) 3 (5 %) 24 (37 %)
Timeliness 39 (60 %) 1 (2 %) 1 (2 %) 23 (35 %)
Cost-effectiveness 3 (5 %) 0 0 62 (95 %)
Feasibility 4 (6 %) 3 (5 %) 0 58 (89 %)
  1. a65 of the 100 studies reported this information