The most recent data on pending appointments recently released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows that nearly 506,000 veterans currently seeking care at agency medical centers have waited more than a month for appointments, an increase of more than 10,000 in just two weeks and 23,000 in one month. The new numbers, which survey pending appointments as of May 15, cast light on the agency's continuing struggle to reduce wait times. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office concluded that the VA does not provide sufficient oversight to make sure that veterans receive timely care and that staffers accurately log patient wait times. The recent data is available on the VA website.
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