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Table 1 Summary of review topic categories, methodology, timeframe, and dissemination by fiscal year (FY)

From: User survey finds rapid evidence reviews increased uptake of evidence by Veterans Health Administration leadership to inform fast-paced health-system decision-making

  Overall (N = 12) FY12 (N = 2) FY13 (N = 5) FY14 (N = 4) FY15 (N = 1)
Median report completion time (in weeks) 14.5 9 15 15 20
Report topic category
 Policy or organizational/managerial systema 6 (50 %) 0 4 (80 %) 2 (50 %) 0
 Process of careb 5 (42 %) 2 (100 %) 1 (20 %) 1 (25 %) 1 (100 %)
 Device 1 (8 %) 0 0 1 (25 %) 0
Methodology
 Performance of original meta-analyses 2 (17 %) 0 % 0 % 1 (25 %) 1 (100 %)
 Performance of strength of evidence assessments 8 (67 %) 1 (50 %) 3 (60 %) 3 (75 %) 1 (100 %)
Dissemination
 Publically available on VA website 12 (100 %) 2 (100 %) 5 (100 %) 4 (100 %) 1 (100 %)
 Management eBriefs 3 (25 %) 1 (50 %) 0 % 1 (25 %) 1 (100 %)
 Cyberseminars 1 (8 %) 1 (50 %) 0 % 0 % 0 %
 Peer-reviewed journal submission in process 3 (25 %) 0 1 (20 %) 1 (25 %) 1 (100 %)
 Presentation of findings at leadership briefings, program/committee meetings, or conferences 5 (42 %) 1 (50 %) 3 (60 %) 0 % 1 (100 %)
  1. aA report primarily examining laws or regulations; the organization, financing, or delivery of care, including settings of care; or healthcare providers [8]
  2. bA report primarily examining a clinical pathway or a clinical practice guideline that significantly involves elements of prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment [8]