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Problems remain at Phoenix VA hospital after scandal

This May 29, 2014 file photo shows the St. Louis VA Medical Center. On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Missouri Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill say VA leaders need to be held accountable after reports that Veterans Affairs health care centers in four Midwestern states maintained secret, unauthorized waiting lists of veterans, some of whom waited for care for more than 90 days. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

This May 29, 2014 file photo shows the St. Louis VA Medical Center. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

Veterans who seek health care at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital continue to see long wait times.

Data collected by The Associated Press show that 5.7 percent of veterans at the Carl T. Hayden Medical Center in Phoenix waited over 30 days to be seen by a doctor between September and February.

That hospital was at the epicenter of a national scandal over long wait times after it was revealed that staff had falsified records to hide long delays.

The Cottonwood facility in northern Arizona that has the longest wait times in the state, with 10 percent of patients who wait over 30 days.

Nationally, 2.8 percent of patients wait 31 days or longer to be seen.

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