Scoping reviews differ from systematic reviews in that they describe clinical evidence rather than answering clinical questions.
Typical reasons for doing a scoping review include:
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Scoping reviews are similar to systematic reviews in that:
Differences are that:
Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI Evidence Implementation: March 2021
Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2018.
PRISMA for Scoping Reviews. The PRISMA extension for scoping reviews was published in 2018. The checklist contains 20 essential reporting items and 2 optional items to include when completing a scoping review.
Recommendations for the extraction, analysis, and presentation of results in scoping reviews. JBI Evidence Synthesis 21(3):p 520-532, 2023.