Skip to comments.VA Paid $11K Bonus to Surgeon Who Left Op Room Before End of Surgery
Posted on 08/24/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) paid an $11,189 performance pay bonus to a surgeon who left the operating room before a surgery was completed, leaving residents to continue the procedure without him, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Friday.
The [s]urgeon who was supervising residents left the operating room and medical center before the surgery was completed, allowing residents to continue the surgery without supervision until another surgeon was found to supervise the residents, said the report. The surgeon was suspended without pay for 14 calendar days.
Despite this particular performance, the VA still gave the surgeon an extra $11,189 in performance pay.
This surgeon was not the only doctor the VA gave a performance pay bonus after the doctor had engaged in poor performance.
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Many Vets swear by VA care... No way! After many misdiagnosis, and shoddy care, THIS cowboy uses the private sector!!!
VA care is what obamacare will strive to emulate! Good Luck out there folks!
Why I brush all attempts by my family to get to go see the doctor. They don’t know what they are doing.
I am nervous about surgery under the best of conditions... this could cause some to panic.
“Many Vets swear by VA care... No way! After many misdiagnosis, and shoddy care, THIS cowboy uses the private sector!!!”
It really depends on which VA hospital. Some are outstanding. Some have been horrible.
The lady who lived across the street from us when I was growing up was scheduled for some minor operation where they were going to put her under anesthesia. It was scheduled months in advance and a day didn't go by where she didn't tell anyone who would listen that she was going to die. When the day came that's exactly what happened. She was so scared and panicked leading up to it they probably should have postponed it and she'd still be alive today.
Just reimbursing him his two week suspension; more paid vacation!