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L.A. NOWAnthem Blue Cross refused to pay for one of its California members to get a liver transplant at an Indiana University hospital to save money, a lawyer for the patient told jurors Monday in a high-profile trial expected to shed......
Times Staff WritersFor at least four years, UCI Medical Center officials and employees knew that liver transplant candidates were dying while the program turned down a huge portion of donated organs it was offered. But the program continued to enroll patients, market its...
Times Staff WritersThe liver transplant program at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles has one of the highest death rates in the nation, with twice as many patients as expected dying after their surgeries, according to data released this week. The most recent statistics...
Times Staff WriterDr. Sean Cao, the lone transplant surgeon employed by UCI Medical Center, was typing at his computer around midnight. In the subject line of an e-mail message, he wrote: "confidential memo for transplant team members only." "LET ME CLARIFY ONE ISSUE,"...
Times Staff WritersAbout a fifth of federally funded transplant programs fail to meet the government's minimum standards for patient survival or perform too few operations to ensure competency, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. The U.S. Centers for Medicare...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersJohn Edwards launched a new television spot and a final, marathon bus tour through this state Sunday, acknowledging he was the underdog but insisting he would not give up a Democratic presidential contest that increasingly centered on Barack Obama and...
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British scientists said last week that they had managed to derive liver cells from the precursors to blood cells--a breakthrough that could remove the need for liver transplants. In the experiment scientists were able to show that blood cell precursors--...
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