Custom Rapid Responses

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Our custom, on-demand Hotline Service makes it easy for you to submit questions about new drugs, devices, or procedures, or issues related to their use—and get quick answers from our doctoral-level research analysts.

Get a Roadmap to the Clinical Literature

Each custom response, delivered in as few as five business days, allows you to explore the clinical literature of a class of technology or intervention without analysis. Reports include a technology overview including claims about what it is purported to do, a summary of the literature based on our searches, and links to the key resources we've identified, including peer-reviewed literature, gray literature, studies, standards and guidelines, and FDA information.

Because Hotline Responses are based on a review of abstracts of published articles, we cannot comment on the reliability of study results or the methods the authors used to analyze their data. Completed Hotline Responses are added to our database.

This service is available as part of our Health Technology Assessment Information Service.

 Sample Custom Rapid Reviews

 

 

Automated Technologies for Patient Room Disinfection and Decontamination of Biosafety Level 4 Infectious Agents, Including Ebola Virushttps://www.ecri.org/components/Hotline/Pages/14374.aspxAutomated Technologies for Patient Room Disinfection and Decontamination of Biosafety Level 4 Infectious Agents, Including Ebola Virus12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM​We explore the literature on automated means of disinfecting patient rooms and the decontamination of Biosafety Level 4 infectious agents, including Ebola virus.
Rapid Point-of-care Tests for Diagnosing Ebola Virus Diseasehttps://www.ecri.org/components/Hotline/Pages/14373.aspxRapid Point-of-care Tests for Diagnosing Ebola Virus Disease11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM​In our efforts to monitor developments in Ebola treatment, we examine the literature on rapid point-of-care testing, which is intended for use in various settings proximal to a patient, such as at the bedside, in the home, or in the ER, which may of particular utility in developing nations.