Armed Forces News

Patients are experiencing shorter waits for outpatient care at VA medical treatment facilities. Wait times at VA in 2017 were “significantly shorter” than they were in 2014, according to, a web site operated by the American Medical Association. Waits at VA also are comparatively shorter than those at private facilities now, where they essentially were identical in 2014. The study involved a comparison of VA and private primary-care providers of dermatology, cardiology and orthopedics services in 15 major metropolitan areas.