Indiana Veterans Face Excessive Wait Times at VA Hospitals
Indiana veterans are facing the 13th worst wait times in the country for medical appointments at VA hospitals in the area.
According to a recent investigation, veterans in Indiana are being forced to wait as long as 42 days before being seen by a care provider, and this preliminary investigation was only looking into general appointments, not actual visits with a physician.
The VA’s goal is to have veterans wait no longer than 14 days for an appointment, in order to provide timely care, curb problems before they worsen, and fill the need for prescriptions quickly. The two-week window is not being met at many facilities across the country, however, with the national average wait time falling at 27 days for veterans. Statistics showed that 3 out of 5 veterans are forced to wait longer than the 14-day goal.
VA hospitals in the area are working hard to increase their capacity, and many are searching for new physicians to fill rolls at the facilities for increasing space, as well as current vacancies. For more information or for the full results of the study, you can read the whole article from the Indianapolis Star.
If your loved one has suffered adverse effects as a result of waiting too long for an appointment, the medical malpractice attorneys at Wagner Reese can with you to provide you the assistance you need to get back on your feet and recover from the negative impact the VA hospitals have had in your life.
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