Audit Reveals VA Shortcomings

By Steve Handelsman

Published 06/09 2014 03:42PM

Updated 06/09 2014 03:48PM

(NBC News)  The Veterans Affairs Department has released the results of a nation wide audit.

It found more than 57,000 veterans have been waiting up to three months for a medical appointment.

The audit found said a 14-day target for appointment wait times was "not attainable."

Staff at 90 sites changed desired appointment dates entered by veterans, according to the audit.

13-percent of staff interviewed said they had been instructed by supervisors, or others, to change the 'desired appointment date' in order to meet performance goals.

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