Improving Services for Our Veterans – 5.0 – What Happens When the Wrong Medical Items Are Delivered to Veterans?

So glad congress finally caught up with what is going on in the VA…. Now fix it!

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Did you know for the year 2014 the Veterans Administration (VA) has proposed 2.478 billion dollars for Prosthetics Care? By Definition, prosthetics are: – An artificial device that replaces a missing body part lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions. However, the VA also provides braces and other devices through their prosthetics clinics.

A visit to any VA center will provide the visitor with an opportunity to witness the massive number of devices needed by veterans for their rehabilitation or adaptation. Everything from artificial limbs to wheelchairs to leg braces, this equipment is neither cheap, nor free.

So what happens when a Veteran is provided with the wrong medical device? First the device is very often shipped by the VA via United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express (FED EX) from the vendor to the veteran’s residence. (And we wonder why the US Postal Service is going broke??? Because…

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