NY Data: Most Vets Get Timely Visits
Federal data show nine veterans' medical centers in New York scheduling 95 percent or more of their patients for appointments within 30 days, though hundreds are waiting longer at each facility.
The Department of Veterans Affairs report shows centers in the Bronx, Hudson Valley and New York City seeing all but 1 percent of their patients within the 30-day span.
Centers in Northport on Long Island and Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes schedule 98 percent of patients within 30 days: the rate in Albany and Buffalo was 97 percent.
The lowest rate, 95 percent, was reported for facilities in Syracuse and at Bath in the Southern Tier.
Data compiled May 15 indicates most patients were scheduled within the 14-day VA guidelines.
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