rapid review


Merlin T, Tamblyn D, Ellery B and the INAHTA Quality Assurance Group. What’s in a name? - Results of a survey to map the different HTA products of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA). International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2014; 30(4): 1-8.

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A report that usually includes a review of the highest level of evidence or of recent evidence and that may restrict the literature to one or two databases.

Note 1: The report always:
• describes the characteristics and current use of the technology, and
• evaluates safety and effectiveness issues

Note 2: The report does not always critically appraise the quality of the evidence base or provide information on costs and financial impact.

Note 3: A rapid review is typically not as rigorous as a mini-HTA or a HTA report but is quicker to produce.

Note 4: Related terms include health technology assessment, HTA report, mini-HTA, level of evidence.