Veteranclaims’s Blog

May 28, 2014

VA Office Inspector General Report, Multiple Un-Offical Wait Lists, 1,700 Veterans Affected

VAOIG’s Interim Report on Scheduling Delays, No. 14-02603-178, dated May 28, 2014
http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1174881/vaoig-14-02603-178.pdf

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/28/va-wait-times-veterans-shinseki-inspector-general/9671241/
“Our reviews at a growing number of VA medical facilities have thus far provided insight into the current extent of these inappropriate scheduling issues throughout the VA health care system and have confirmed that inappropriate scheduling practices are systemic throughout” the VA,” the report said.”

“In other cases, when doctors sent veterans to a specialist, schedulers merely deleted these appointments — without checking with the veteran or doctor — if they were pending for too long, the report said.”

Full article at CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/28/politics/phoenix-va-hospital/

“An initial review of the Veterans Affairs medical facility in Phoenix has found multiple unofficial wait lists of veterans seeking care and 1,700 veterans not on any list but also waiting to be seen, according to an agency watchdog.”

“The report also found “numerous allegations” of “daily of mismanagement, inappropriate hiring decisions, sexual harassment, and bullying behavior by mid- and senior-level managers” at the Phoenix facility.”

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