Study: More people calling Uber instead of ambulance in case of emergency

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KXRM) – More people are calling Uber instead of an ambulance in case of emergency, according to a new study.

The University of Kansas found that the use of Uber in several cities nationwide reduced “per capita ambulance volume by at least seven percent” in low-risk emergency situations.

David Slusky, assistant professor of economics, and co-author Leon Moskatel of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, examined ambulance rates in 766 U.S....

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