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A Lyft to the Hospital: Can Ride Sharing Replace Ambulances?

21 Nov 2018 10:08 AM | AIMHI Admin (Administrator)

Incidental Economist Source Article | Comments Courtesy of Matt Zavadsky

Very interesting commentary in the Incidental Economist.  Definitely worth investing the 6 minutes to watch the video.

Tip of the hat to Gregg Margolis for sharing this find!

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Healthcare Triage: A Lyft to the Hospital: Can Ride Sharing Replace Ambulances?

November 20, 2018

By Aaron Carroll

https://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/healthcare-triage-a-lyft-to-the-hospital-can-ride-sharing-replace-ambulances/

An ambulance ride of just a few miles can cost thousands of dollars, and a lot of it may not be covered by insurance.

With ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft far cheaper and now available within minutes in many areas, would using one instead be a good idea?

Perhaps surprisingly, the answer in many cases is yes. That’s the topic of this week’s HCT.


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