Oregon VA clinic wait times among nation's longest

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New patients at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center often waited five times as long to be seen by primary care physicians.

Only four facilities in the nation had longer wait times, with the Honolulu VA (142 days) at the bottom of the list.

New patients' wait times to see specialists was shorter at the Portland VA — an average of 62 days.

Returning patients had shorter waits at the facility, taking on average 11 days to see their primary care physicians and five days to see specialists.

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