Health Care Wait Times for US Veterans Have Decreased, New Data Show

Health Care Wait Times for US Veterans Have Decreased, New Data Show

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced by half the number of veterans waiting more than three months to see a doctor since a scandal erupted at the agency in spring over delays in health care, according to data released Thursday.

The agency’s health care system for veterans has paid to send nearly 200,000 patients to private doctors in order to speed up care, part of an effort that has decreased average wait times to see primary physicians from 51 to 43 days.

(READ the USA Today story via Navy Times)

Photo credit: Veterans Administration

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