Rapid Review Guidebook

As public health organizations across Canada adopt and implement evidence-informed approaches to public health decision-making, there is a need for up to date evidence that can be applied to local contexts. An effective way to synthesize current evidence on a topic is to conduct a rapid review of the literature.

Rapid reviews differ from systematic reviews in that the process is tailored for a shorter timeline, but it is still important to use rigorous methodology to ensure that the best available research evidence is used in decision making.

The National Collaborating Centre of Methods and Tools (NCCMT) has developed a Rapid Review Guidebook that details each step in the rapid review process, with notes on how to tailor the process given resource limitations. The Guidebook also includes a guide to writing the final report, with details on how to structure the report and what to include in each section.

For help with any of the steps in conducting a rapid review, please contact us for Knowledge Broker support at nccmt@mcmaster.ca

Download the Rapid Review Guidebook.

Rapid Review Guidebook

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How to cite this resource:

Dobbins, M. (2017). Rapid Review Guidebook. Hamilton, ON: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.