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Table 2 Characteristics of the Cochrane reviews used as reference standards

From: Combining abbreviated literature searches with single-reviewer screening: three case studies of rapid reviews

  Case study 1: Nivolumab for adult individuals with Hodgkin’s lymphoma [16] Case study 2: Early versus deferred androgen suppression for treating advanced prostate cancer [18] Case study 3: Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities [17]
Search date October 2017 to May 2018 January 23, 2018 May 2, 2017
Abstracts screened 675 19,380 30,453
Excluded abstracts 626 19,253 30,270
Full texts screened 49 127 183
Excluded full texts 23 74 115
Publications included (PubMed indexed) 26 (4) 53 (34) 68 (11)
Studies included (PubMed indexed) 3 (3) 10 (10) 21 (7)
Studies included in meta-analyses 0 10 11
Studies included in the rapid review “starter set” 2 3 2