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Table 3 Structure of an NCCMT COVID-19 rapid review

From: Methods to support evidence-informed decision-making in the midst of COVID-19: creation and evolution of a rapid review service from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

Section Details
Executive Summary
(1–2 pages)
• Background of the topic and rationale for review
• Research question(s)
• Key take-away points
• GRADE statements about certainty of evidence
• Overview of evidence and knowledge gaps
• (For updates) “What has changed in this version”
Methods • Overview of search strategy (link to full strategy)
• Date the search occurred
• Inclusion and exclusion criteria
• Process for data extraction, critical appraisal (i.e., which tools), and GRADE
• (For updates) “What has changed in this version”
Findings • GRADE Summary of Findings table
• Data tables with summaries of each included study (fully referenced and linked at end of review) and their methodological quality
Abbreviations: GRADE; Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation; NCCMT: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools