Government Watchdog Blasts Phoenix VA Hospital Over Urology Care
The report says some sick veterans died waiting for care at the Veterans Affairs hospital and that 45 percent waiting for urology services received delayed or no care.
The Arizona Republic:
Inspector General Report Rips Phoenix VA Urology Care
A scathing report on urology care at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix says some sick veterans died awaiting care and hundreds were medically sidetracked or neglected because of short-staffing and mismanagement. The Office of Inspector General report says 45 percent of patients with bladder, prostate and urinary-tract issues received delayed care, or no care at all, during the last two years, even after patient wait times became a national scandal. The report also says investigators cannot yet calculate the damage suffered because medical records are messed up and missing. (Wagner, 10/15)
The Associated Press:
VA Cites Phoenix Facility For Poor Urology Care
Staffing shortages and a lack of access to clinical records unnecessarily endangered the health of several Phoenix patients battling prostate and bladder cancer, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday. In a new report, the VA’s Office of Inspector General cited several failures of the Phoenix VA’s urology care. (10/15)