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Table 2 Focused cardiac ultrasound image quality scores for general internal medicine (GIM) faculty and cardiology fellows

From: Prospective evaluation of cardiac ultrasound performance by general internal medicine physicians during a 6-month faculty development curriculum

  Maximum score GIM faculty Cardiology fellows p value
Parasternal long 12 8.7 (0.7) 9.6 (0.9) 0.50
Parasternal short 18 11.0 (0.9) 14.5 (1.3) 0.04
Apical 10 6.0 (0.8) 8.1 (1.0) 0.04
Subcostal long 8 4.2 (1.3) 5.2 (1.4) 0.46
Subcostal IVC 6 2.5 (1.0) 3.6 (1.0) 0.03
Diagnostic quality 12 8.6 (1.0) 9.5 (1.2) 0.52
Total 66 40.8a (5.0) 50.6 (6.0) 0.04
  1. Data reported as model-adjusted means (SE) combining the three assessment sessions. Comparisons reported using adjusted p value
  2. GIM general internal medicine faculty, SE standard error
  3. aModel adjusted mean reported, so total does not equal sum of individual sub-sections