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Table 4 Evaluation of rapid review approaches occurring more than four times

From: A scoping review of rapid review methods

Rapid review approach Author, year Duration of review Accuracy Comprehensiveness Risk of bias Timeliness Cost-effectiveness Feasibility
Approach 1. Literature search: searched more than one database, limited to published sources only. Search limit: limited by both date and language. Screening: title/abstract and full-text screening performed by one reviewer only. Data abstraction: one person abstracted data, while another person verified the data risk of bias assessment; one person assessed risk of bias, while another person verified the risk of bias assessment Blank, 2012 NR Accurate Limited Potential ROB Timely NR NR
Maddern, NR NR Accurate Limited NR Timely NR NR
Maddern, NR NR Accurate Limited NR Timely NR NR
Maddern, 2008 NR Accurate Limited NR Timely NR NR
Maddern, NR NR Accurate Limited NR Timely NR NR
Approach 2. Literature search: used previous review(s) as starting point; searched published sources only. Search limit: no language or date limits applied. Screening: title/abstract and full-text screening performed by one reviewer only. Data abstraction: data abstraction performed by one reviewer only. Risk of bias assessment: not performed Van de Velde, 2011 1 month NR NR NR NR NR NR
Mitchell, 2011 3–4 days Unknown accuracy Limited NR Timely Cost-effective NR
Government Social Research, 2007 8–12 weeks NR NR NR NR NR NR
Dixon-Woods, 2012 NR NR NR Potential ROB NR NR NR
Van Brabandt, 2008 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Approach 3. Literature search: searched more than one database, searched both published and grey literature. Search limit: limited by both date and language. Screening: title/abstract and full-text screening performed by one reviewer only. Data abstraction: data abstraction performed by one reviewer only. Risk of bias assessment: not performed Foerster, 2007 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Beck, 2012 NR NR NR NR Timely NR NR
Rissel, 2012 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ASERNIP – Surgical, 2009 NR NR Limited Potential ROB NR NR NR
Approach 4. Literature search: searched more than one database, searched both published and grey literature. Search limit: limited by either date or language. Screening: title/abstract and full-text screening performed by one reviewer only. Data abstraction: data abstraction performed by one reviewer only. Risk of bias assessment: not performed Hildon, 2012 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Jolliffe, 2008 NR Limited accuracy Limited Potential ROB timely NR NR
De Laet, 2008 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Hulstaert, 2009 NR NR Limited NR NR NR NR
Moran, 2011 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Approach 5. Literature search: searched more than one database, searched both published and grey literature. Search limit: limited by date only; no language limits applied. Screening: title/abstract and full-text screening performed by one reviewer only. Data abstraction: data abstraction performed by one reviewer only. Risk of bias assessment: risk of bias assessed by one reviewer only Phillipson, 2012 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Geddes, 2011 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Doran, 2013 NR NR Unknown Potential ROB NR NR NR
Vlayen, 2006 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Singh, 2006 3 weeks NR Limited NR NR NR NR
  1. NR, not reported; ROB, risk of bias