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Doctor Shortages Aren’t Just a Veterans Affairs Problem. They’re a Nationwide Problem.

National Journal via From the Trenches World Report

National Journal – by Marina Koren Last week, an investigative report revealed that 1,700 veterans who wanted to see a doctor at a Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital were missing from an official waiting list, mirroring a tactic used at two dozen other facilities across the country to mask long waits for medical care. A few hundred other people are missing from the Veterans Affairs system, too: doctors. The Veterans Affairs Department is 400 doctors short, The New York Times reports . But the doctor deficit is not limited to the VA—it’s a nationwide problem […]

 

LINKS:
http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/doctor-shortages-arent-just-a-veterans-affairs-problem-theyre-a-nationwide-problem/90630
http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/doctor-shortages-aren-t-just-a-veterans-affairs-problem-they-re-a-nationwide-problem-20140602