Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Priority III Question 4


When deciding if a research question would benefit from being the focus of a rapid review, rather than a full systematic review, what criteria are helpful?

  • “I am always interested in knowing if the questions that are asked in the context of a rapid review are relevant e.g., are they focused enough or is it just the time associated completion that guides the ‘rapidness’? What criteria are used to suggest a question lends itself to a rapid response?”
  • “What criteria should be used to decide whether we need a rapid or a standard review?”
  • “When do you know you should do a systematic review not a rapid review?”