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July 9, 2009

VAOIG Raises Concern over Clinical Service at Helena Montana

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 1:25 pm

Lack of “external peer reviews of care provided” was cited as the reason that the recent botched radiation cancer treatment went on for 6 years without being noticed and corrected.

Hopefully the VA will quickly make public the clinical service involved.

The Associated Press reported July 8, 2009 that “a physician at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Fort Harrison was fired for delivering substandard care and falsifying medical records.”

The VA’s Office of Inspector General’s report [Report Number 08-02992-162, 7/8/2009], released Wednesday stated: ”

“In the course of performing this oversight review, we had numerous additional concerns regarding the provision of care to veterans beyond the allegation about a single physician’s practice. These concerns referred to the overall operation of a clinical service. We recommend that the Acting Under Secretary for Health empanel a team of relevant specialists and administrators to perform a comprehensive review of all aspects of the referenced specialty care for veterans served by the medical center.”

<a href= “”>VAOIG Report</a>

AP Report:
<a href= “”>Doctor fired at Helena VA hospital</a>

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