Why JAMA’s new study won’t put the brakes on ridesharing in healthcare

Originally posted on The Sustainable Future

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association is making the rounds around the health innovation watercooler.

Researchers from UPenn tried to gauge the effectiveness of ridesharing as a way to reduce primary care no-shows among patients enrolled in Medicaid. The study found a virtually identical no-show rate among patients who were offered free transportation and those who weren’t.

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