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:
Article: Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI Evidence Implementation: March 2021
Article: Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2018.\
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. Scoping
Scoping Reviews - Meta-evidence blog.