The VA incorrectly reports suicide data and does a poor job of tracking vets at risk, GAO finds

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:45

By Mark Brunswick, Star Tribune: Despite heightened awareness of military suicides, the Department of Veterans Affairs is incorrectly reporting suicide data and does a poor job of tracking and caring for vets at risk who are prescribed antidepressants, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

The VA’s protocols for treating veterans diagnosed with depression were broken, and patient and suicide data were flawed, inconsistent and incomplete, the GAO report found. Read article here:  http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/287575241.html

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