VA official: No deaths due to wait times

Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(CNN) — The soon-to-be-released inspector general’s report finds that a waiting list is not the cause of any deaths at the VA facility in Phoenix, a Department of Veterans Affairs official said Tuesday.

The department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed to CNN that its report into excessive wait times and delays in care at the Phoenix facility will be released at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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

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2 comments

  • BlackCore

    These investigations must be completed by outside firms with no political or financial connections. The same for all of the other government agencies with current investigations.

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