Implications of applying methodological shortcuts to expedite systematic reviews

Implications of applying methodological shortcuts to expedite systematic reviews: three case studies using systematic reviews from agri-food public health. Pham MT et al. Res Synth Methods. 2016 Jun 10.

This paper looks really interesting/important.  I’ve not really got time to read and digest is properly but this image shows why I’m so excited by it:

RR

As you can see it’s taking an initial SR and using 4 shortcuts and seeing how the affects the results.  The conclusion:

The three case studies demonstrated the risk of missing relevant literature and its impact on summary estimates when methodological shortcuts are applied in rapid reviews.

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