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Pentagon orders changes for deficient military healthcare facilities
Pentagon orders changes for deficient military healthcare facilities

After a review of all military healthcare facilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Wednesday to improve treatment at its hospitals and clinics, instructing the armed services to compose a plan on how it can be accomplished. The three-month examination of more than 50 hospitals and 600 clinics run by or for the Pentagon largely found that quality of military healthcare was equal to private care but that treatment clearly fell short in some cases. “We cannot accept average when it comes to caring for our men and women in uniform and their families," Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon. "We can do better.” The 665-page report focused on the...

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