Investigation into veteran deaths comes up negative

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – After careful review by the New Mexico Veterans Affairs health care system, no link has been found between the deaths of dozens of veterans and their place on the waiting list for medical care.

Veterans affairs found 21 people who died as a result of being on the waiting list waiting for the doctor. As a result, officials investigated finding an additional 167 patients who died while awaiting various appointments.

It wasn’t until today that the officials found that there was no link between the two.

Last week’s audit of Albuquerque’s Veterans Affairs hospital showed that there were 248 veterans on the waiting list.

Veterans are still awaiting appointments and more doctors are currently being recruited. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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