According to a 2017 University of Kansas report, a nationwide survey of ambulance data revealed the ambulance rate of transports to hospitals declined an average of 7 percent when Uber entered a metropolitan area.
Multiple Lyft and Uber drivers confirm to 13 Action News they have transported passengers to local hospitals for a variety of reasons.
"I was very concerned for him and his safety," said one Uber driver who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
"I did question him once or twice if I should just pull over and call 911," he added.
That same driver adds he has taken up to a dozen people to emergency rooms out of the 4,000 rides he has provided across the Las Vegas valley.
"I tried intermittently to keep him talking," he added.
The ambulance rate report points to cost as a big reason people are using rideshare services over ambulances.