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Mental health care found wanting at North Carolina VA hospital
Mental health care found wanting at North Carolina VA hospital

 Andrew Danecki, a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, suffers from sleep apnea that left him nodding off on the sofa and behind the wheel of his car. He said he waited eight months to get a sleep study performed at the Durham VA Medical Center. Dennis Hunter, a Vietnam-era Army veteran, waited several months for an orthopedic appointment for knee and back injuries that require him to use a wheelchair. The Durham VA Medical Center had the longest average wait time for new patient mental health appointments — 104 days — in a nationwide auditof veterans' healthcare facilities released this month. The hospital also had the nation's seventh...

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