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Report: VA hospital falsified wait times for patients

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new report details how the San Diego VA hospital falsified wait times for patients seeking mental health treatment, allegedly triggering a 2014 suicide attempt.

Congressman Scott Peters issued a statement reading in part:

I'm saddened to hear that another horrible wait time cover-up contributed to a suicide attempt, which shows how desperately this veteran needed the help, that was delayed by someone's desire to put a sunny face on a dark problem.

The investigation found that the falsification of wait times likely effected hundreds of local vets.

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