What are the best approaches to identify people or groups who will use the results of a rapid review (e.g., stakeholders such as patients and the public, clinicians, policy makers), and how can they have meaningful (i.e., purposeful, relevant) involvement in planning and doing a rapid review, and in reporting and sharing the findings?
“It’s important to have a defined end user for the work that can help focus down the review onto the factors that matter most to them”
“It is critical to determine, at the planning stage, who the results of a rapid review is intended and how they can use it”
“If a rapid review was commissioned by a decision maker it would be helpful to know prior to carrying out the review what impact is the evidence from the review going to have. What is expected?”
“At which points are involving people who will use the review particularly helpful in shaping the review?”
“How can researchers and patients engage effectively to co-design and co-produce a rapid review?”