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Inspection of VA Health System in Md. Notes Delays for Care

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BALTIMORE (AP)- A Veterans Administration inspection of quality of care issues at Maryland's veterans' health care system founds delays in access occurred with a patient.

The inspection report was released Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. The inspection was requested by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat.

The report says delays in access for care occurred for a patient at the Perry Point VA Medical Center. Identified only as Patient B, the report says the patient was seeking help at the mental health clinic before he killed himself.

The report also said that investigation found that the systems policy for tube feeding nutrition did not comply with all VA requirements.

The report recommended that staff in Maryland comply with policies on contacting patients when scheduling mental health services.

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