Testing performed outside of guideline recommendations of the SCAMP
demonstrated only incidental findings, and the few patients who returned for persistent symptoms did not have cardiac disease.
Bullock describes ideal scamp habitat as hard bottom with rocky ledges and plenty of nooks and crannies.
Red grouper eat more crustaceans, but scamp like finfish.
I'm sure gags prey on scamp when they can, so the scamp are usually hanging back on the reef.
Of depth ranges, Bullock offered this: "On the west coast, you can find scamp on reefs in 30 feet of water, but they're juveniles.
Running out of John's Pass on Treasure Island, he looks for hefty scamp in the 200-foot-plus range over hard bottom.
As clinicians and institutions learn about SCAMPs and what we have accomplished here at Boston Children's, interest in joining our initiative is growing at a remarkable pace," says Michael Farias, MD, MBA, first author on the Health Affairs paper.
Twenty-four new SCAMPs are in development for conditions ranging from management of gastroesophageal reflux to postoperative neurosurgery.
Tools like SCAMPs are going to be especially important in accountable care, as they let us reduce costs and improve quality at the same time for less frequent conditions, which have been much harder to address with more traditional approaches," says David Bates, MD, MSc, Chief Quality Officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a coauthor on the paper.
SCAMPs results The SCAMPs team has documented lowered costs, reductions in practice variation, and improvements in care for several pediatric conditions after implementing the plans.
Cost reduction In the Boston Children's Cardiovascular Program, SCAMPs have reduced the average cost of an episode of care by 20 percent for chest pain, 11 percent for patients after the arterial switch operation, 20 percent for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, 30 percent for aortic regurgitation and 51 percent for aortic stenosis in clinic.
However, with all these communications capabilities available in a portable package, an overwhelming number of SCAMP terminals have not accessed a satellite since fielded units received new equipment training.
Maybe the SCAMP did not get the publicity and promotion it deserved throughout the fielding process.
This deemed the SCAMP a "general purpose user" piece of equipment with no dedicated operator MOS assigned to it.
Since it was a "systems" issue (satellites and terminal use must be carefully planned), using the SCAMP required a competent planner who was trained on the EHF communications planner tool to plan networks and build terminal images.