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VA: No proof delays in veteran care caused hospital deaths

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 KHQ.COM - The Department of Veterans Affairs says there's no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting care rocked the agency this past spring, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

NBC News obtained a draft report from the VA's Office of Inspector General Tuesday. The draft report says while investigators found substantial delays in care and quality of care concerns, they can't conclude that delays in care caused veterans to die.

The full report is expected to be released Wednesday.

In May the Inspector General's office found that 1,700 veterans were waiting for primary care appointments at the Phoenix VA hospital, but they did not show up on the waiting list.

That draft report emerges on the same day President Barack Obama announced 19 executive orders to improve care by the Veterans' Administration.

Most of those executive orders target improving access to, and actual health care veterans receive from, the VA.

Speaking at The American Legion's National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday, the President called the behavior at the Veterans' Administration "outrageous and inexcusable."

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