Audit: More vets wait 30 days; some waits shorter

June 20, 2014 6:33 PM

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Audit: More vets wait 30 days; some waits shorter

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics, according to an updated audit of 731 VA medical facilities released Thursday.

The updated report includes new figures showing that the wait times actually experienced at most VA facilities were shorter than those on waiting lists for pending appointments. For instance, new patients at the Atlanta VA hospital waited about an average of 44 days for an appointment in April, the ...

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