WHITE CITY, Ore. — A newly released audit of the Veterans Health Administration shows White City VA workers may have been pressured to manipulate or falsify data.
The report included findings from more than 700 clinics and found the White City location had 50% of schedulers say they felt pressure to manipulate or falsify data.
In Roseburg, 30% of VA schedulers reported the same. Some veterans said they have had poor experiences waiting for care, until recently.
“I got told ‘Just exercise, just exercise.’ Now, I brought it up two days ago and now I got an appointment in Portland because now they’re in a panic over the wait times,” said veteran Jerry Scriptor.
White City VA officials released a statement saying the audit does not reflect the reported statistics. They say there were not one of the locations referred for further assessment to the office of the inspector general and that more scheduling training was needed.