Veterans Affairs

VA Office of Inspector General: Review of wait times

An in­vest­ig­a­tion of wait times for med­ic­al care at Vet­er­ans Af­fairs fa­cil­it­ies has found “in­ap­pro­pri­ate schedul­ing prac­tices are sys­tem­ic” through the VA and “in­stances of ma­nip­u­la­tion of VA data that dis­tort the le­git­im­acy of re­por­ted wait­ing times,” prompt­ing new calls for VA Sec­ret­ary Eric Shin­seki to resign.
The VA in­spect­or gen­er­al’s re­port, re­leased Wed­nes­day, shows that the in­vest­ig­a­tion has ex­pan­ded to 42 fa­cil­it­ies, more than a dozen more than the pre­vi­ously re­por­ted num­ber.

Credits: VA Office of Inspector General