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27 December 2022

The Dark Side of Rapid Reviews: A Retreat From Systematic Approaches and the Need for Clear Expectations and Reporting

Publication: Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 176, Number 2
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cover image Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 176Number 2February 2023
Pages: 266 - 267

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Published online: 27 December 2022
Published in issue: February 2023

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JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
Timothy Hugh Barker, PhD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6897-814X
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
Alan Pearson, PhD
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Z.M., D.P., T.H.B., J.S., C.S., E.A., A.P.)
Sharon Straus, MD, MSc
Division of Geriatric Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (S.S.)
La Trobe University, School of Psychology and Public Health, Department of Public Health, Melbourne, Australia (H.K.)
Reem A. Mustafa, MD, MPH, PhD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2091-0875
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas (R.A.M.)
Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality: A JBI Centre of Excellence, School of Nursing, Queen's University Kingston, Kingston, and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, and Epidemiology Division and Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (A.C.T.)
Holger J. Schünemann, MD, PhD https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3211-8479
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, and Michael G. DeGroote Cochrane Canada and GRADE Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy (H.J.S.).
Disclaimer: Dr. Schünemann is co-chair of the GRADE Working Group and director of Cochrane Canada, but the opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Cochrane or the GRADE Working Group.
Corresponding Author: Zachary Munn, Director of Evidence-based Healthcare Research, JBI, The University of Adelaide, 55 King William Road, SA 5005, AUSTRALIA; e-mail, [email protected].
Author Contributions: Conception and design: E. Aromataris, Z. Munn, A. Pearson, D. Pollock, H.J. Schünemann, S. Straus, A.C. Tricco.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: H. Khalil, C. Stern, S. Straus, A.C. Tricco.
Drafting of the article: T.H. Barker, H. Khalil, Z. Munn, A. Pearson, H.J. Schünemann, C. Stern, S. Straus.
Critical revision for important intellectual content: E. Aromataris, H. Khalil, Z. Munn, R.A. Mustafa, A. Pearson, D. Pollock, H.J. Schünemann, C. Stern, J. Stone, S. Straus, A.C. Tricco.
Final approval of the article: E. Aromataris, T.H. Barker, H. Khalil, Z. Munn, R.A. Mustafa, A. Pearson, D. Pollock, H.J. Schünemann, C. Stern, J. Stone, S. Straus, A.C. Tricco.
Provision of study materials or patients: S. Straus.
Statistical expertise: S. Straus.
Obtaining of funding: Z. Munn, A. Pearson.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: Z. Munn, A. Pearson, S. Straus.
Collection and assembly of data: S. Straus, A.C. Tricco.
This article was published at Annals.org on 27 December 2022.

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Zachary Munn, Danielle Pollock, Timothy Hugh Barker, et al. The Dark Side of Rapid Reviews: A Retreat From Systematic Approaches and the Need for Clear Expectations and Reporting. Ann Intern Med.2023;176:266-267. [Epub 27 December 2022]. doi:10.7326/M22-2603

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