To Avoid Staggering Ambulance Bills, More Patients Turn to Uber

More people are calling on Uber in times of crisis, as the ride sharing company boasts a fast-response time plus cheap fares at just a fraction of the cost of an ambulance trip. But, warns Dr. Robert Glatter, an ER Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, it’s important to remember that Uber only offers a driver. Though more cost-effective, the service lacks the medical means to save passengers in a true health emergency.

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