This is a course on rapid reviews. A rapid review is similar to a systematic review, except that it uses shortcuts and other tools to speed up the process. Rapid review methods are often used when decision-makers need urgent information and just can’t wait a year or more for the results from a typical systematic review.
This course was created by the Brown University’s Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) in partnership with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Although some examples of rapid reviews are from the Canadian healthcare and health policy context, the methods described are globally applicable.
For more background on what a systematic review is and how it might help you answer an important question, check out our intro course.
If you’re ready to learn about rapid reviews, click here to get started!