About 600 Patients Waiting For Appointments At Mass VA Hospitals

The Veterans Affairs Department has found that fewer than 600 patients in Massachusetts were waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them compared with more than 57,000 patients nationwide. The audit has also found the VA's Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System had one of the top 10 longest wait times at 67 days for new patients trying to see a specialist.


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