A new UCI, UCSD study finds that patients are more likely to pick up their prescriptions at automated kiosks compared to the pharmacy counter. When pharmacy lines are too long patients tend to turn away. Automated kiosk services offer relief for pharmacy congestion.

Jan D. Hirsch, founding Dean of UCI’s School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and lead author of the study, worked directly with the Sharp Rees-Stealy pharmacy in San Diego. Sharp offers prescription pickup at a ScriptCenter kiosk system in conjunction with their pharmacy counter.

Read more on the UCI website here.