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In 2018, Should We Take Ubers or Ambulances to the Hospital?

Here’s a dilemma of the smartphone era: If you are feeling sick enough to need to go the hospital, should you call an ambulance or request an Uber? Some patients appear to be opting for the latter—an analysis conducted by University of Kansas researchers found a 7 percent decline in ambulance calls in areas where UberX was available. Of course, a correlation doesn’t imply a causation, and it’s also worth noting that while they’ve made their conclusions public, the paper has not yet been peer-reviewed for publication. But the dilemma seems inevitable, and isn’t one you’d want to spend a ton of time deliberating over in the moment. So Slate interviewed experts, Uber drivers, and a patient to…

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