Medical problems extend to vet hospitals

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer

Substandard care at the Walter Reed Army Medical
Center appears to extend to the nation’s vast network of veterans hospitals,
according to the head of a House panel investigating the situation.

Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Ariz., cited recent audits
and reports that pointed to confusing paperwork and poor health care
coordination as well as backlogs in the treatment of returning service members
who were deemed at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder.