An investigation conducted by the Veteran Affair's office of Inspector General reveals issues with women's health programs.
The report found delays and deficiencies in the mammogram services at the Atlanta V.A.
At the time, the V.A. sent patients to outside providers for mammograms. The report found that the V.A. never obtained the results of dozens of mammograms between 2014 and 2017.
The investigation also showed a delay in getting appointments for mammograms along with lack of follow-up by the V.A.
Between 2014 and 2017 the Office of Inspector General's office found that 42 mammograms had not been completed.
What's worse, the investigative team found 3,000 documents unaccounted for in the V.A. facility. The facility created a fact-finding team to review the documents but several staff members refused to participate.
The OIG's office made several recommendations to the V.A., including the facility provide executive oversight of its women veterans program and that the mammogram coordinator practices and responsibilities are consistent with V.A. facility policy.
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