VA audit: New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

June 9, 2014 4:53 PM

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VA audit: New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.

A report released Monday by the Department of Veterans Affairs said the average wait time for new patients at other VA hospitals in California ranged from about 25 days in Fresno to about 44 days in Loma Linda.

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