Reports: No deaths ‘conclusively’ linked to treatment delays at VA


Source: John Bodnar/ CNN

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PHOENIX, Ariz.  (CNN) – A report from the inspector general is expected to be released Tuesday with some shocking new information.

The department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed to CNN that its report into excessive wait times and delays at the Phoenix facility will be released Tuesday afternoon.

However, the report is expected to find that no deaths could conclusively be linked to the delays in care.

In April, allegations were raised, claiming that 40 veterans died as a result of being put on a waiting list for treatment.

The inspector general’s preliminary report was released in May and found that problems were common in the VA’s centers across the country.

According to USA Today, Tuesday’s report is expected to take a look at health care delays in Phoenix, how rules were broken to hide delays, whether patient care was sacrificed to make it appear like all was well and the extent of the problems at the VA.

The department will have a formal response after the report is released.

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