Quote of the Day 6/8/2015

“Triage is defined in medical terms as determining the priority of patients’ treatments based on the severity of their condition when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately. Triage is common to the battlefield, accidents, or natural disasters. But in Oklahoma, that’s how people now get treatment for mental illness or substance abuse.”

-OETA reporter Bob Sands, in a report showing 1 in 3 of the Oklahomans in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment are going without care due to a chronic lack of funding (Source)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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