READ: VA Watchdog Report Cannot Link Wait Times To Veteran Deaths


The Veterans Affairs watchdog on Tuesday released a report concluding that while long wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital did negatively impact medical care for veterans, the Inspector General did not fine concrete evidence that this led to patient deaths.

“While the case reviews in this report document poor quality of care, we are unable to conclusively assert that the absence of timely quality care caused the deaths of these veterans,” the report reads.

According to the report, up to 40 veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix facility. The Inspector General reviewed 45 cases in which veterans met obstacles in receiving timely medical care.

Read the report:

Veterans Health Administration Review of Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at th…