- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

An Associated Press analysis of waiting times at Veterans Affairs hospitals and outpatient clinics found that most South Dakota appointments were handled within the federal timeliness goal, which calls for appointments to be completed within 30 days.

Here are the number of appointments at each site in the state and the number of longer wait times between Sept. 1 and Feb. 28:

-Sioux Falls medical center: 80,052 completed appointments; 315 involved waits of 61 days or more, 64 of more than 90 days.

-Fort Meade medical center near Sturgis: 37,091 medical appointments; 148 involved waits of 61 days or more, 10 more than 90 days.

-Hot Springs medical center: 24,893 appointments; 28 involved waits of 61 days or more, five more than 90 days.

-Rapid City clinic: 10,839 appointments; 66 involved waits of 61 days or more, four more than 90 days.

-Aberdeen clinic: 7,355 appointments; 18 involved waits of 61 days or more, three more than 90 days.

-Watertown clinic: 6,209 appointments; nine involved waits of 61 days or more, four more than 90 days.

-Wagner clinic: 1,525 appointments; five involved waits of 61 days or more, five of at least 90 days.

-Pierre clinic: 1,168 appointments; no wait times of 61 days or more.

-Winner clinic: 709 appointments; no wait times of 61 days or more.

-Pine Ridge clinic: 313 appointments; no wait times of 61 days or more.

-Eagle Butte clinic: 181 appointments; no wait times of 61 days or more.

-Mission clinic: 161 appointments; no wait times of 31 days or more.

-McLaughlin clinic: 18 appointments; no wait times of 31 days or more.

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