Albany, NY (AP/WBEN) Federal data show nine veterans' medical centers in New York, including Buffalo's, scheduling 95 percent or more of their patients for appointments within 30 days, though hundreds are waiting longer at each facility.
The report from the Department of Veterans Affairs shows the center in Buffalo was seeing 97 percent of its patietns within 30 days. Centers in the Bronx, Hudson Valley and New York City seeing all but 1 percent of their patients within that span.
It shows the centers in Northport on Long Island and Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region scheduling 98 percent of its patients within 30 days, while the rate in Albany was 97 percent.
The lowest rate, 95 percent, was reported for facilities in Syracuse and at Bath in the Southern Tier.
The data from May 15 show most patients scheduled within VA guideline of 14 days