|Title:||Concerns with Consistency and Transparency in the Calculation and Disclosure of Patient Wait Time Data|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
Office of Special Reviews
|Report Type:||Management Advisory Memo
In June 2021, a complainant alleged that the then acting principal deputy under secretary for health had been informed in the fall of 2019 that VHA’s patient wait times reporting may be misleading but that no action was taken in response. After an initial examination, the OIG determined that there was no basis to proceed with a misconduct investigation of the then acting principal deputy under secretary for health, as the OIG found no evidence of intent or efforts to mislead.