Study finds more people are calling Uber instead of an ambulance

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Lawrence, KS. (WILX) - A new study finds more people are calling an Uber instead of calling an ambulance in an emergency.

According to the study conducted by the University of Kansas, the use of Uber in cities across the country has reduced 'per capita ambulance volume' by at least seven percent.

This is likely, the study says, because many want to avoid the expensive ride to the hospital via ambulance.

Ambulance rates in 766 cities across the United States from 2013 to 2015 were analyzed for the study.

The study says a benefit of this new trend is reducing the wait time of an ambulance for someone who may need it faster.

Click here to read the study in its entirety.