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VA reportedly stopped sending teams to
try to improve underperforming hospitals

Wall Street Journal, by Thomas M. Burton

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/10/2014 4:37:21 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs suspended a program that sent teams of doctors and monitors to try to improve its worst-performing facilities for approximately two years, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal, citing agency doctors and internal records, reported that the visits were "paused" beginning in early 2011. Dr. Carolyn Clancy, the head of the agency´s quality and safety program, said the VA had begun to revive the program about a year ago. The Journal report specifies seven VA hospitals that have consistently received a rating of one star out of a possible five from the VA

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*Via Fox News. The WSJ piece is behind a wall.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 6/10/2014 5:58:06 AM     (No. 9879505)

Here´s my question for all the Lucianne.com reader/posters…Where was the congressional oversight committee during all of this. This did not just happen in the last few months. Someone should be looking at Congressman Jeff Miller. I´m writing my congressman today and copying Miller with this question.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 6/10/2014 7:23:24 AM     (No. 9879574)

Had to quit because

- bad publicity of even having the program
- could not beat the bureaucracy
- bad leadership
- even the program got co-opted
- quick fixes do not solve the problem
- all of the above


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