Wyoming Vets Face Shorter Medical Waits
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system has standards that call for veterans to be seen within 30 days for non-emergency appointments.
A national review of VA records by The Associated Press found that 2.8 percent of appointments nationwide seeking from Aug. 1 through February faced waiting times of 31 days or longer.
In Wyoming, however, the records show that only 1.9 percent of appointments faced such delays.
The figures don't include cancellations or cases in which patients didn't show up.