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Hampton VA's Wait Time to Get Scrutiny From Special Team

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - A Veterans Affairs strike team will visit the Hampton VA Medical Center, where wait times for primary care patients continue to be longer than the national average.

Multiple news outlets report the move was announced Thursday by VA Secretary Robert McDonald. The center's director, Michael Dunfee says his facility is already making progress.

Wait times to at the Hampton VA have dropped from more than 30 days earlier this year to just under 20 days by mid-May, but still remain far above the seven-day national average.

The expert group includes top officials from Pennsylvania's Lebanon VA Medical Center, which has among the lowest wait times in the country.

VA officials have said the root of the problem is too few medical providers and exam rooms to handle the patient load. 
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