Rapid review articles, so far, in 2019

I’ve been trying to keep on top of articles relating to rapid review methods and the long list can be found here. After significant growth in papers over the last 8-10 years there was, last year, a drop-off in methods papers (that I could find). This year has been marginally better, but still not loads. Here are the ones for this year:


  1. To HTA or Not to HTA: Identifying the Factors Influencing the Rapid Review Outcome in Ireland. Murphy A et al. Value Health. 2019 Apr;22(4):385-390.
  2. Challenges of rapid reviews for diagnostic test accuracy questions: a protocol for an international survey and expert consultation. Arevalo-Rodriguez I et al. Diagnostic and Prognostic Research 2019 3:7.
  3. Rapid reviews may produce different results to systematic reviews: a meta-epidemiological study. Marshall IJ et al. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 May;109:30-41.
  4. Rapid network meta-analysis using data from Food and Drug Administration approval packages is feasible but with limitations. Wang L et al. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 Jun 18;114:84-94.
  5. Characteristics of stakeholder involvement in systematic and rapid reviews: a methodological review in the area of health services research. Feldmann J et al. BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 15;9(8)
  6. Developing a fully automated evidence synthesis tool for identifying, assessing and collating the evidence. Brassey J et al. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2019 Aug 29
  7. Does a rapid review version of a large epidemiological systematic review fail to identify many eligible studies, and what implications does this have for the results of the review? Barnish M. Oral Presentation, Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019


Have you missed any? Have I missed any?


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