VA’s New Site Lets Veterans Check Local Wait Times For Clinics
The agency wants the site to promote transparency and public scrutiny after years of scandal over wait times.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
How Long Is Wait For A VA Appointment? New Website Tells You
To back claims of improvement, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday launched a website that reports wait times at its clinics across the nation.The site, called Access to Care, also scores VA hospitals against other medical facilities in a region...At the Mission Valley clinic, it’ll take 17 days. But at the La Jolla hospital, the wait is only four. The wait-time data isn’t “real time,” but it is fairly timely. The posted wait is based on the monthly average in the prior month. (Steele, 4/12)