SURVEY: Do You Feel The VA Has 'Doctor Shopped' You For Medical Treatment...

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Do You Feel The VA Has 'Doctor Shopped' You For Medical Treatment...

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TOPIC: "Doctor Shopping" is the illegal practice by some patients who visit more than one doctor (and in some cases, several or many doctors) in order to obtain a desired prescription or diagnosis or treatment for the same medical problem. However, some military veterans have stated that they have been advised or compelled to attend "consultation sessions" with doctors or staff in VA facilities that either have nothing to do with their medical issues or needs, or for medical procedures they have expressed they do not desire to be treated for. NOTE: VA doctors and some staff are paid 'consultation fees' for each converstation they have with a VA patient. VA Surgeons are paid a great deal more money for any surgery they can convince a patient to agree to.


QUESTION 1: Have ever been asked to attend a 'consultation' appointment at a clinic or department in a VA medical facility that you feel was unnecessary?

    Yes
    No


QUESTION 2: Do you feel that pressure has been put on you by a VA doctor or worker to have a surgery or other procedure you feel you did not want or need?

    Yes
    No


QUESTION 3: Has pressure ever been put on you by a VA doctor or worker to have a surgery or other procedure that you stated you did not want?

    Yes
    No


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