|Title:||Delayed Cancer Diagnosis of a Veteran Who Died at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Healthcare Inspections
|Report Type:||Hotline Healthcare Inspection
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection to assess concerns regarding delays in clinical care and deficiencies in care coordination that led to a delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer in a patient who died at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center (facility). The OIG also evaluated facility leaders’ responses to quality and timeliness of care. During the inspection, the OIG discovered limitations in the facility’s teleradiology processes.