29 May '14, 6pm

In wake of VA scandal, DoD to review its health system: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work will le... #airforce

In wake of VA scandal, DoD to review its health system: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work will le... #airforce

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work will lead the Pentagon’s review of its military health system, a comprehensive look at patient safety and access Secretary Chuck Hagel says is needed to ensure the organization meets national standards. In a memo released Thursday, Hagel said he directed the 90-day review to help guide the development of department standards that exceed national averages. “The department must continue to provide the best available health care to our service men and women and their families. ... They deserve nothing short of our highest level of effort,” Hagel wrote. The Pentagon announced the review late Tuesday, saying Hagel had been considering it in the wake of the VA scandal over patient appointment scheduling and wait times. “It’s fair to say that he ordered this review within the context of what is going on at the VA. To the degree we have similar...

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