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By Leo Shane III, Staff writer
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday ordered a nationwide health care access review as frustration continued to mount over VA’s response to allegations of care delays leading to patient deaths.
The review, to be conducted over the next few weeks, will include meetings with all VA schedulers to ensure they are following proper protocol and record keeping on health care appointments.
In a statement, department officials said the review will “ensure a full understanding of VA’s policy and continued integrity in managing patient access to care.”