Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Priority III Question 2


Do rapid reviews generate similar findings to full systematic reviews, and should the findings from all rapid reviews be considered at lower certainty compared to full systematic reviews?

  • “Should the findings from a rapid review be considered at lower certainty to begin with – i.e., before we assess the certainty of the evidence?”
  • “How do I measure the effectiveness of rapid review methodology vs a systematic review approach? What measurements or indicators tell me this is a better approach?”
  • “Are rapid reviews considered scholarly work equivalent to a systematic review”