The Probe Scale

This is a scale that we developed so you can get a ball park idea of what we think of the article overall. It's entirely subjective and not validated, but if you're curious...


What the Ratings Mean


1 Probe = This article does not contribute much to our knowledge of point of care ultrasound

1 Probe


2 Probes = Cool idea but major flaws or limitations to the study

2 Probes


3 Probes = Interesting study, minor flaws, potentially practice affecting

3 Probes


4 Probes = Solid study, likely to affect practice in some way

4 Probes


5 Probes = Landmark, must know study

5 Probes