The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System facility where a veteran committed suicide nearly two years ago failed to alert mental health clinicians to the patient's condition, a VA Inspector General report found. Released this month, the IG report was done at the request of then-Rep. Timothy Walz to investigate the care coordination history of the patient who died by suicide. As lawmakers try to solve a crisis where an estimated 20 veterans kill themselves every day, the report reveals key points during the eight days leading up to the unnamed veteran killing himself while a patient in the VA facility. Read more on Military.com.
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