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A year after it was reported that sick veterans were waiting too long to be seen at VA hospitals around the country, and months reforms were made,  government data shows the wait lists at VA facilities are not any shorter.

David Caruso with Associate Press has looked at the numbers, and talks to A Martinez about them.

California VA facilities and their wait times

Here's a look at how California VA centers fared from September to February, when facility-level data became available. Each facility is accompanied by total appointments completed during that period, care that was delayed at least 31 days and percentage delayed at least 31 days.

Facility Total Appointments Delayed Appointments Percent
Northern California VA-Sacramento Valley 133328 9011 6.76%
San Luis Obispo VA Clinic 5419 348 6.42%
Sepulveda VA Clinic 86373 4618 5.35%
Martinez VA Clinic 73352 3854 5.25%
Santa Maria VA Clinic 15854 829 5.23%
Mare Island VA Clinic 10487 481 4.59%
Ukiah VA Clinic 8742 396 4.53%
Central California VA-Fresno 99534 4356 4.38%
Stockton VA Clinic 14258 608 4.26%
McClellan VA Clinic 45706 1907 4.17%
Gardena VA Clinic 3704 151 4.08%
Greater Los Angeles VA-West Los Angeles 167096 6772 4.05%
Palo Alto VA-Livermore 34671 1370 3.95%
Eureka VA Clinic 15960 587 3.68%
Murrieta VA Clinic 11006 371 3.37%
Clearlake VA Clinic 6428 214 3.33%
Los Angeles VA Clinic 51883 1676 3.23%
Monterey VA Clinic 24678 796 3.23%
Oceanside VA Clinic 42464 1342 3.16%
Loma Linda VA 263144 8302 3.15%
Palo Alto VA 108085 3356 3.10%
Oxnard VA Clinic 9482 283 2.98%
Modesto VA Clinic 15654 453 2.89%
San Diego VA 214232 6132 2.86%
Chico VA Clinic 19956 522 2.62%
Victorville VA Clinic 9226 241 2.61%
San Jose VA Clinic 28295 705 2.49%
Sonora VA Clinic 5411 121 2.24%
Fremont VA Clinic 4885 97 1.99%
Merced VA Clinic 4982 95 1.91%
San Francisco VA 173272 3270 1.89%
Santa Rosa VA Clinic 22303 398 1.78%
Redding VA Clinic 44566 779 1.75%
Chula Vista VA Clinic 13825 237 1.71%
Santa Ana VA Clinic 11219 188 1.68%
Mission Valley VA Clinic 64498 1068 1.66%
Rancho Cucamonga VA Clinic 8559 139 1.62%
Oakhurst VA Clinic 2672 43 1.61%
Escondido VA Clinic 10096 151 1.50%
Sierra Foothills VA Clinic 6244 93 1.49%
San Francisco VA Clinic 4905 68 1.39%
Antelope Valley VA Clinic 4763 66 1.39%
Santa Barbara VA Clinic 6272 84 1.34%
Long Beach VA 261390 3288 1.26%
Tulare VA Clinic 7084 84 1.19%
Anaheim VA Clinic 5713 66 1.16%
Laguna Hills VA Clinic 4935 57 1.16%
Oakland VA Clinic 35290 378 1.07%
Bakersfield VA Clinic 20695 196 0.95%
Diamond View VA Clinic 1882 16 0.85%
San Bruno VA Clinic 5446 43 0.79%
Fairfield VA Clinic 10679 82 0.77%
Santa Fe Springs VA Clinic 3862 25 0.65%
Corona VA Clinic 6161 29 0.47%
Imperial Valley VA Clinic 2650 11 0.42%
Yuba City VA Clinic 6603 24 0.36%
Palo Alto VA-Menlo Park 16095 50 0.31%
Palm Desert VA Clinic 11631 28 0.24%
East Los Angeles VA Clinic 5176 8 0.15%
Capitola VA Clinic 811 1 0.12%
Cabrillo VA Clinic 2910 0 0.00%


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