Former VA Surgeon: Here’s How The VA Manipulates Stats To Make Hospitals Look Good


A surgeon who worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for decades is alleging that hospital administrators across the country are manipulating statistics on patient mortality rates to increase facility ratings and gain bonuses.

Dr. Michael Mann, a professor of surgery and director of the Cardiothoracic Translational Research Lab at the University of California, San Francisco, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a wide-ranging interview that he felt compelled to write a book published earlier this year called “Mission Betrayed”on the systemic problems at the VA after he was terminated from the San Francisco VA system in 2011. This termination, Mann says, occurred after he started questioning policies prohibiting surgeries on high-risk patients.

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