A little while ago I asked about the difference between rapid and
systematic reviews and if there was any published literature examining
the issue. I had a number of responses, which I have collated and
If I've missed any then please let me know.
1) Differences between systematic reviews and health technology
assessments: a trade-off between the ideals of scientific rigor and
the realities of policy making. Rotstein D et al. Int J Technol Assess
Health Care. 2004 Spring;20(2):177-83.
2) Rapid versus full systematic reviews: an inventory of current
methods and practice in Health Technology Assessment. Cameron
A.ASERNIP-S Report No. 60. 2007
3) Health technology appraisal of interventional procedures:
comparison of rapid and slow methods. Warren. J Health Serv Res Policy
July 2007 12:142—146.
4) Rapid versus full systematic reviews: validity in clinical
practice? Watt et al. Anz j. Surg. 2008; 78: 1037–1040
5) Rapid reviews versus full systematic reviews: an inventory of
current methods and practice in health technology assessment. Watt A
et al. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2008 Spring;24(2):133-9.
6) Expediting systematic reviews: methods and implications of rapid
reviews. Ganann et al. Implementation Science 2010, 5:56
7) Evidence summaries: the evolution of a rapid review approach.
Khangura et al. Systematic Reviews 2012, 1:10
8) Rapid Evidence Assessment Toolkit index (Civil Service)