In recent months, the Los Angeles Times has broken a series of healthcare stories. The paper was the first to report on scandals at the transplant programs at UCI Medical Center and St. Vincent's. Today the Times reports that Kaiser Permanente's decision to establish its own transplant center, a move the newspaper argues was driven by economics, put patients at risk and may in fact have led to the death of a number.
According to the report, "Kaiser's massive rollout in Northern California endangered patients, forcing them into a fledgling program unprepared to handle the caseload, according to a Times investigation based on statistical analysis, confidential documents and dozens of interviews."
- see this article from the Los Angeles Times