VA official: No deaths due to wait times

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

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(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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