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Rapid reviews

A rapid systematic review is an evidence-based assessment in which the methodology has been limited in one or more areas to shorten the timeline for its completion. Modifications can be made in at least one of the following areas: search strategy, inclusion criteria, assessment of study quality and data analysis. These limits are made possible primarily by restricting the specific clinical questions that the review is trying to answer. It is considered that these amendments would not significantly alter the overall findings of the rapid review when compared to a full systematic review.

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Rapid reviews conducted on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health

Rapid review: Hysteroscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding: Review of clinical evidence and guidelines, March 2015.

Rapid review: Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnoea: Review of clinical evidence and guidelines, March 2015.

Rapid review: Herniorrhaphy for inguinal and femoral hernia: Review of clinical evidence and guidelines, October 2014.

Rapid review: Arthroscopy for knee osteoarthritis: Review of clinical evidence and guidelines, August 2014.

Rapid review: Spinal surgery for chronic low back pain: Review of clinical evidence and guidelines, June 2014.

Spinal surgery for chronic low back pain: Review of clinical evidence and guidelines, June 2014.

Rapid review: Centralisation of bariatric surgery: policy implications, March 2014.

Brief review: Fast-track surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, March 2009.

These rapid reviews are available from: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/surgery/improvement


Rapid reviews conducted on behalf of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut (Austria)

Decision support document: Vreugdenburg, TD, Wild, C. Prostate artery embolisation for benign prostatic hyperplasia. 2017. Vienna: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment.


Rapid reviews conducted on behalf of the SAX Institute

Evidence Check: Ma, N, Atukorale, Y, Marlow, N, Duncan, J, Cameron, A. Transcranial magnetic stimulation for major depression and schizophrenia: an Evidence Check brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health, 2017.

Tivey, D, Duncan, J, Scarfe, A, Lambert, R, Cameron, A. Amputee care standards: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health, 2015.

Tivey, D, Scarfe, A, Duncan, J, Marlow, N, Cameron, A, Babidge, W. Orthotics and prosthetics workforce planning: an Evidence Check review brokered by the Sax Institute for NSW Healtht, 2015.


Rapid reviews conducted on behalf of the Medibank Private Limited

Rehabilitation pathways following hip and knee arthroplasty, RACS and Medibank Private Limited, January 2018.

Same-day surgery for femoral, inguinal and umbilical hernia repair in adults. RACS and Medibank Private Limited, February 2017.


Rapid reviews conducted on behalf of the World Health Organization

Survey of needs for assistive and medical devices for older people in six countries of the who western pacific region: China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Viet Nam. World Health Organization, 2015.


ASERNIP-S reports

Breast prosthesis implantation for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, December 2013.

Evidence essential: Veress needle laparoscopic entry technique, Septemebr 2013.

Evidence essential: Radiofrequency ablation of renal tumours, March 2010.

Evidence essential: Neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy for rectal cancer, August 2009.

Evidence essential: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, August 2009.

Robotic-assisted surgery for urological, cardiac and gynaecological procedures, May 2009.

Fast-track surgery and enhance recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, May 2009.

Last update: 12-02-2018