Two new papers

I’ve just added two new articles to the List of articles page: A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews. Tricco AC et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2016 Systematic reviews are not enough: policymakers need a greater variety of synthesized evidence. Manson H. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Available online 18 February 2016 These will be reviewed in time. Advertisements Continue reading Two new papers

BMJ Clinical Evidence Blog: The Rise of Rapid Reviews

I was recently asked to write a blog article for the BMJ’s Clinical Evidence Blog, so I did… “Perfect is the enemy of good” Voltaire Rapid reviews are becoming increasingly commissioned, used and written about. But why is there this, relatively sudden, interest? Putting it bluntly, it’s because the cornerstone of evidence synthesis, the systematic review, is becoming increasingly out of touch with the needs … Continue reading BMJ Clinical Evidence Blog: The Rise of Rapid Reviews

Article review: An international survey and modified Delphi approach revealed numerous rapid review methods

An international survey and modified Delphi approach revealed numerous rapid review methods. Tricco AC et al. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;70:61-7. This was actually published, ahead of schedule, in August last year, but the official citation is for 2016.  So far, the first paper on rapid reviews that I’ve found.  The objectives of the study are: “To solicit experiences with and perceptions of rapid reviews … Continue reading Article review: An international survey and modified Delphi approach revealed numerous rapid review methods

Finalised rapid review workshop outline

The workshop continues to take shape, even the ‘pitch’ to entice the academics to attend: Rapid reviews are becoming increasingly popular and talked about.  This is arguably because systematic reviews are becoming most costly and less usable.  But rapid reviews are an unknown quantity with no agreed methodology; even the term rapid is open to interpretation.  To some, rapid is six months, to other it … Continue reading Finalised rapid review workshop outline