Report: Severe understaffing at VA medical centers across the U.S.

Published: Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:22 PM CST
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A new report from the Washington Post highlights the staffing shortages that affect Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country.

Three key points from the report published just before Veterans Day 2019:

- 49,000 vacant VA positions

- 96% of VA facilities reported a “severe occupational shortage”

- VA medical center directors earn about 25% of what a private-sector hospital CEO earns

Dr. Katie Jarvis, MD, is a health care efficiency expert through her company Bed Beacon. She also works part-time as a physician at the VA. She joined First News at Four to discuss the new report from the Washington Post. See the video player above for the conversation.

The original report is in the Related Links.