USA Today (8/21, Hoyer) reports that USA Today analysts, using data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, found “one in six positions — nearly 41,000 — for critical intake workers, doctors, nurses and assistants were unfilled as of mid July,” at Veterans Affairs hospitals. For nine of the VA’s hospitals, the number of vacancies is as high as one in three. In particular, vacancy rates are highest “for psychologists. In 13 regional health care systems, 40 to 64% of psychologist positions are” not currently filled.
— “Half of critical positions open at some VA hospitals,” Meghan Hoyer, USA Today, August 20, 2015.