Good morning, Netizens...
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/jun/16/va-inspections-still-find-flaws/, also AP
WASHINGTON – Fewer than half of Veterans Affairs centers given a surprise inspection last month had proper training and guidelines in place for common endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies....
"The random inspections were conducted May 13-14 at 42 VA medical centers around the country. They found that just 43 percent of the centers have standard operating procedures in place and have properly trained their staffs for using endoscopic equipment."
I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg in that in the entire VA health system there are no SOP's across the board from facility to facility. Each is run as a small fiefdom paying homage to each incompetent politically appointed Director. Spokane's is no different. The VA medical system is NOT a Medical System, its a VA system.
Veterans have been taking it up the butt, something that a lot of my friends have been saying for a long time now.