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Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants as it investigates ‘inappropriate changes' to patient records

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A hospital in Houston has temporarily halted liver and kidney transplants after discovering that one of its physicians made unauthorized changes to patient records in a national database. The alterations potentially prevented these patients from receiving new organs. The hospital confirmed the investigation into “inappropriate changes” that disabled candidates on the liver transplant waiting list. The US Department of Health and Human Services is collaborating with various agencies to investigate the matter. The physician involved has been removed from their leadership roles, pending the outcome of the investigation. The hospital is individually contacting affected patients to discuss their options.