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Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers

The Veterans Health Administration medical center in Cecil County was so understaffed that at one point, federal investigators report, three doctors were caring for 5,000 patients. "I am not able to think of any acceptable or practical way to do all that you are requesting and provide adequate patient care to the veterans we are actually seeing," one of the physicians wrote to superiors in February 2014. "We three ... have been covering [for two absent providers] since at least the end of September. We have had very little help. ... How long are we expected to continue like this? We need help." The physician's comments were included in a report issued this week...