Exclusive: Atlanta VA Chief Responds to Wait Time Audit

Atlanta VA Medical Center officials say the average wait time for new patients to see a primary care doctor is actually shorter than the 64 days recently reported in a U.S. Veterans Affairs Department audit. That 64 day wait was among the worst in the nation.

This week, Atlanta VA Medical Center officials gave WABE a PowerPoint presentation, showing what they say is the actual data. They said the 64 day average cited in the audit was a forward looking estimate based on current facilities and future trends. Atlanta VA Center Director Leslie Wiggins then gave WABE’s Michelle Wirth an exclusive interview.

Click here to see Atlanta VA Power Point presentation