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Table 3 Characteristics of the rapid reviews

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 Case study 2: Early versus deferred androgen suppression for treating advanced prostate cancer Case study 3: Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities
Reviewer 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
Search date May 24, 2017
December 08, 2017 (update search)
July 19, 2017 July 10, 2017
Publications identified from abbreviated electronic searches 98 195 385
Additional publications identified from searches of reference lists 1 0 2 2 1 9 49 2 9
Abstracts screened 99 98 100 197 196 204 434 387 394
Excluded abstracts 94 84 88 182 183 190 337 342 331
Full texts screened 5 14 12 15 13 14 97 45 63
Excluded full texts 2 11 7 4 5 4 54 22 37
Publications included 3 3 4 7 6 7 15 9 12
Studies included 3 3 3 6 4 5 10 8 9
Studies included and identified through reference list checking 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3
Studies identified through abbreviated electronic searches but missed by single-reviewer screening 0 0 0 3 5 4 1 2 1
Studies included in meta-analyses 0 0 0 6 4 5 6 4 6