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Video: American Ambulance Association addresses Uber transports

The video compares ambulance transports and Uber rides and informs the public on when to choose one or the other

By EMS1 Staff

WASHINGTON — The American Ambulance Association released a video informing the public on the differences between an ambulance transport and an Uber ride to the hospital.

The video states that while Uber rides for non-emergent medical issues can be a good idea, “not everyone is healthy enough to be transported in a passenger vehicle driven by a layperson.”

“Our patients need mobile healthcare provided by highly-skilled medical professionals using high-tech supplies and equipment,” the video says. “Uber passengers do not.”

The video then lists the differences between taking an Uber ride to the doctor and needing emergency mobile healthcare in an ambulance.

Watch the video below.