Rapid Reviews To Strengthen Health Policy and Systems: A Practical Guide
The Center’s Research Director, Valerie King, MD, MPH, and Associate Research Director, Curtis Harrod, PhD, MPH, were invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be contributing authors to the publication “Rapid Reviews To Strengthen Health Policy and Systems: A Practical Guide”. Included along with colleagues from Canada and Austria they authored Chapter 2, “Performing Rapid Reviews.” The chapter provides practical guidance for policy makers and researchers who need to meet short time frames for high stakes health policy and operational decisions while assuring confidence in the quality of the evidence. Dr. King is a co-convener of Cochrane’s Rapid Reviews Methods Group and Dr. Harrod has several Cochrane Reviews to his credit. Rapid Reviews are an area of specialization and national research leadership for the Center.