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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Massachusetts VA clinic, hospital wait times vary widely

    In a state that prides itself on access to great health care, wait times at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics vary widely, with some facilities in central and western Massachusetts delaying appointments at much higher rates than in the affluent east....
  • NH clinics treat veterans quickly, but relatively few use VA

    While Veterans Affairs facilities in New Hampshire are doing well in meeting the health system's timeliness goals, they serve only a quarter of the state's veteran population. Advocates hope a new program will direct veterans to the VA system and...
  • Vermont VA beating national averages on wait times

    The White River Junction VA Medical Center has hired about 40 people over the last several months to help improve care at the main facility and at five community clinics in Vermont and two in New Hampshire. The money to make those hires came from a...
  • Many wait times at Providence VA still exceed 30 days

    Officials from the Providence VA Medical Center say it's making strides toward providing better care to veterans even as government data shows it is still failing to provide every patient with a primary care appointment within 30 days — the range...
  • An explanation of AP's analysis of VA wait time data

    Everyone agrees on the problem: Many patients at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics are waiting too long to see the doctor. But what's the best way to measure that problem? In setting out to evaluate the performance of 940 hospitals and clinics in...
  • Michigan's veterans' health care facilities performing well

    The chronically long waits for care that have infuriated patients at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics in some parts of the country are a lot more rare in Michigan, and the handful of facilities that struggled with delays over the summer have been...
  • Missouri VA hospitals beat US average on appointment waits

    Veterans seeking treatment at Missouri's Veterans Affairs hospitals are being accommodated in a more timely fashion than the national average, according to VA records reviewed by The Associated Press. The data showed that 8,230 — or 1.6 percent &#...
  • Staffing contributes to wait times at some Arkansas VAs

    A shortage of mental health doctors meant longer than average waits at two of Arkansas' Veterans Affairs medical centers, even though the state's veterans have largely escaped some of the infuriating waits experienced by VA patients in parts of the South....
  • Most Wisconsin VA centers top national wait-time averages

    More veterans were waiting long periods for care at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Milwaukee and Madison this winter than they were in the late summer and early fall, despite a national effort by the VA to get patients seen more quickly. The AP...
  • Lengthy wait times persist at Texas VA medical facilities

    H.W. "Bill" Sparks never had trouble scheduling his annual physical at a Veterans Affairs clinic in El Paso until his doctor left early this year. Now he's been left in limbo, waiting several months to be paired with a new physician. Sparks, a retired...
  • South Bend VA Clinic had 45th-highest US rate for long waits

    South Bend's Veterans Affairs clinic is among 50 VA hospitals and clinics around the nation with the highest percentage of appointments that took 31 days or longer to complete, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press. The AP's...