Rapid evidence assessment: increasing the transparency of an emerging methodology
Tracey Varker, David Forbes, Lisa Dell, Adele Weston, Tracy Merlin, Stephanie Hodson, Meaghan O'Donnell
JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Within the field of evidence-based practice, policy makers, health care professionals and consumers require timely reviews to inform decisions on efficacious health care and treatments. Rapid evidence assessment (REA), also known as rapid review, has emerged in recent years as a literature review methodology that fulfils this need. It highlights what is known in a clinical area to the target audience in a relatively short time frame. METHODS: This article discusses the lack of transparency and limited critical appraisal that can occur in REA, and goes on to propose general principles for conducting a REA. The approach that we describe is consistent with the pr..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant
This work was funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and by a National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (568970).