Is Uber the new ambulance?

Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 08:40:42-05

Even in emergency situations, people are becoming more likely to request an Uber instead of calling an ambulance. 

According to research from the University of Kansas' Working Papers Series, Uber has resulted in a 7 percent reduction of ambulance use in cities where Ubers are prevalent.

The ride sharing company, Uber, provides affordable transportation access at your fingertips. Perhaps the excessive costs of an ambulance ride are responsible for people choosing to Uber to the hospital when they are not fit to drive themselves.

To avoid racking up a huge ambulance bill on top of their hospital bill, people are more likely to request an Uber. 

Ambulances have always been a vital part of emergency services, but people are thinking twice about calling one if their medical situation can wait for an Uber to arrive.