More People Are Choosing an Uber Ride over an Ambulance

December 26, 2017

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Since it was founded in 2009, Uber has become the most popular transportation system around the globe. When it comes to a medical emergency, people are now more likely to use the ride-sharing app rather than calling for an ambulance.

According to NPR, the University of Kansas investigated ambulance rates in 766 U.S. cities from 43 different states. The researchers of the economic study found that Uber has reduced ambulance usage rates by 7 percent.

Without insurance, it would cost a patient in need hundreds or thousands of dollars to get from home to the hospital. Economist David Slusky revealed NPR that the study is part of the process "to bend the medical curve."

What do you think? Would you choose an Uber of an ambulance?