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Table 3 Additional rapid review methods reported by the survey participants

From: Current methods for development of rapid reviews about diagnostic tests: an international survey

New methodologiesComments
Establishing the scopeLimiting the accepted reference standardsIdeally to a single reference standard
Limitations and shortcutsSelecting pre-existing synthesis of evidence onlye.g., systematic reviews, HTA reports
Screening of titles & abstracts: selected verificationTwo reviewers involved, checking a sample of/all references for accuracy
Selection of full texts performed: selected verificationTwo reviewers involved, checking a sample of/all references for accuracy
Data abstraction: selected verificationTwo reviewers involved, checking the sample/all references for accuracy
Quality appraisal: selected verificationTwo reviewers involved, checking the sample/all references for accuracy
Parallelization and automationMultiple reviewers assessing the certainty of the evidencei.e. using the GRADE approach
Performing selected review activities simultaneouslye.g., data extraction of known studies while a search of new studies is conducted