Talk:Veterans Health Administration

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Wouldn't it be appropriate to include a section on the various controversies surrounding bad conditions at VA facilities and other recent scandals and controversies regarding care of veterans and soldiers?nf utvol (talk) 20:43, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Only if the controversies are really encyclopedia worthy. See WP:WEIGHT, WP:SOAP, WP:IINFO and others. Antisoapbox (talk) 16:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


The first paragraph of this entry seems to read like an advertisement. And as mentioned before, there definitely should be some discussion of the controversies surrounding the organization. I'm not knowledgeable enough to do the editing though... User7145 (talk) 16:28, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

VA gives phenomenal care[edit]

My father, a retiree and POW, received treatment at the VA. Originally, 20 years ago, he was unhappy with their service. The VA revamped their operations about 10 years ago and he said the difference was like night and day. He was VERY pleased with the health care he received.

I have worked in hospitals for nearly 25 years now. Everywhere I hear the horror stories. I remember once a doc amputated the wrong leg on a diabetic male. Man is not perfect and mistakes are going to happen. Just because the VA serves veterans does not mean they are automatically going to be the BEST hospital.

Thank you for not putting in notes of scandals regarding the VA. They do the best job they can with what they have. For the quantity of veterans they serve every year, I think they do a phenomenal job!Hospital worker (talk) 16:44, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Might be interesting and notable to show information concerning the rates of malpractice-type problems compared with private medical care. Don't have to criticize, just show the statistics. I'm sure there is an article out there somewhere.-- (talk) 06:01, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
I agree, there are actually many good sources on the quality of care and the fact that VHA docs aren't subject malpractice issues. I added some info on this and reorganized a bit. Will try to come back to add cite template. Antisoapbox (talk) 16:52, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Comparison of the related terms in popularity....[edit]

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The reason for scientific administrations......[edit]

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About the topic of Retirement village[edit]

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Please do not auto-direct the topic of Retirement village to Retirement community. These two are different concepts, the former is more closely associated with housing and the later social although they are related -- (talk) 02:08, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

V.A. Hospital Scandal[edit]

I am creating an article for the topic and would like to add material here also without objection. my proposed edit would include a section on the scandal and or in the electronic records section as the locus of the findings so far are of appointments purposely not entered into record.

  • The VA hospital scandal arose from claims 40 vets died waiting for medical care in Phoenix. The President and Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, both said they are “mad as hell” about the treatment of sick veterans. the allegations suggest the patients were not put on a doctor waiting list until an appointment could be made in less than 14 days, thus enabling administrators to earn a bonus for timely processing. the scandal has now spread to 9 hospitals.

Congressman McCarthy, said

If the president truly did not know about these scandals and mistakes, we should doubt his ability to properly manage the leviathan government that he helped create.

[1] Retired VA Dr. Sam Foote described an "official" list and "a sham list" with much longer wait times than the 14 day benchmark, up to 12 months causing several deaths.

they enter information into the computer and do a screen capture hard copy printout. They then do not save what was put into the computer so there's no record that you were ever here,



Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, has been placed on leave.[3]Robert Petzel, the VA undersecretary for health resigned a day after giving testimony to congress regarding the allegations.[4] Rachael Maddow explained the resignation was actually planned before the scandal and will not impact the failures in the V.A.[5]Three supervisors of the VA hospital in Gainesville Fl were placed on leave after an audit team found appointments made on paper but not entered into the data network.[6][7] Darkstar1st (talk) 09:04, 22 May 2014 (UTC)