If you think that medical mistakes and medical malpractice are new to the VA, take a look at some of these past studies into the problems that veterans have had with getting medical care at the VA.
Care Following Acute Myocardial Patients at VHA Do Worse Than Non VA Patients 2004
Health Care for Women Found Lacking at the VA by the GAO 1994
VA Medical Centers Need to Improve Monitoring of High Risk Patients
VA Medical Centers Are Not Correcting Identified Quality Assurance Problems 1992
Inadequate Controls Over Scarce Medical Specialist Contracts 1992
Complications Incurred Because of Delays of Transferring Patients to VA Spinal Cord injury Treatment 1974
Controls on Use of Psychotherapeutic Drugs and Improved Psychiatrist Staffing Are Needed in Veterans Administration Hospitals 1975