Another scandal at UC Irvine

This time it’s falsifying records. Anesthesiologists were writing their medical notes in advance, even sometimes before the actual procedure.

The institution has been hit with a variety of scandals recently:

They had to shut down their transplant program when Medicare funding was withdrawn after 32 people died awaiting livers in 2004-05. Their doctors turned down organs that were successfully transplanted elsewhere.

They came under fire when the director of the University’s Willed Body Program sold parts of cadavers and did unauthorized autopsies.

In 1995 the fertility doctors were accused of stealing patient’s eggs and embryos and implanting them in other patients without permission. That program was also shut down.

I’m not sure how they’re running things over there, but there seems to be serious management problems.

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