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Del Rio model

Del Rio model
 n.— «It’s all about speed. That’s the biggest difference in saving lives in this war.…We call it the Del Rio model, after a small town in West Texas about 150 miles from our stateside base in San Antonio. When you get hurt in Del Rio, there are lots of little community hospitals between Del Rio and San Antonio. But you shouldn’t stop there if you have a severe trauma. You want to go right to San Antonio. The medics know it, the pilots know it. Don’t make the intermediary stop. It’s a waste of time, and time is precious.» —“The Doctors of War” by Bob Drury Men’s Health Jan. 30, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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