Thursday, April 10, 2014

VA Hospital in Phoenix Under Investigation

The Phoenix VA hospital system is being investigated for patient deaths that may have been due to delayed care.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs  said yesterday (Wednesday) that there could be as many as 40 veterans whose deaths may be related to delays in care.

Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida also said that there is evidence that the Phoenix VA Health Care System keeps two sets of records to conceal  long waits for doctor appointments and treatment. reports that the assistant deputy undersecretary  for the Department of Veterans Affairs testified that he was not aware of the Arizona record keeping practice. He asked for more detailed information from congressional staffers.

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