A rapid review is conducted using a modification of the methods usd in a systematic review. Decisions about which processes to modify and how are made based on the time allotted for the completion of the review and how such modifications will affect the quality of the final product. If systematic reviews are thought of as supplying the "correct" answer to a reasearch question based on the available research, rapid reviews provide the "good enough" answer.
The six steps to consider in rapid review searching are:
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