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Glen Burnie VA clinic has highest delays in state

Glen Burnie VA clinic has highest delays in state

As medical care for veterans continues to raise concerns across the country, new data show that thousands of former service members still face significant delays when they seek treatment at Veterans Affairs medical centers in Maryland. The longest delays among Maryland's VA centers were at the Glen Burnie VA Outpatient Clinic, where nearly 8 percent of appointments were not scheduled within 30 days, the goal set by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to data for the six-month period ending Feb. 28. The center's so-called failure rate topped the statewide rate of 2.9 percent and the national rate of 2.8 percent. Overall, veterans in Maryland faced delays of at...

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