VA Report Finds Concludes No Deaths Linked To Delays
(Washington, DC) — A new government report reveals widespread manipulation of scheduling data at VA hospitals nationwide. However, the report released Tuesday by the Veterans Affairs Inspector General concluded that none of the dozens of veterans deaths at the Phoenix VA could be blamed on delays in providing treatment. Earlier this year, whistleblowers claimed that as many as 40 vets died while waiting for treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital. Those claims led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and other officials. The FBI is now investigating problems at more than 90 VA facilities.