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VA hospital inquiry widens; Secretary Eric Shinseki urges patience
VA hospital inquiry widens; Secretary Eric Shinseki urges patience

The inquiry into whether a Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix falsified government records to hide excessive wait times has broadened to include several other veterans centers nationwide, as officials said Thursday that complaints about delays in appointment-making and inadequate treatment date back almost a decade. Federal prosecutors have joined the agency's investigation to determine whether criminal charges should be filed. At the same time, the Department of Veterans Affairs' acting inspector general testified that a preliminary review of 17 patient deaths associated with the Arizona center had not shown they were caused by delays in receiving treatment. ...

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