The survey, which canvassed 1,023 adults, examined consumer attitudes of an FDA-approved service known as in-office medication or point-of-care dispensing. The practice involves distributing pre-packaged meds directly to patients at the point-of-care, saving them a trip to the pharmacy and allowing them to immediately begin their treatment.
This isn't a brand new practice, by the way, as noted by Tom Doerr, chief medical officer for Purkinje, a consulting firm that commissioned the survey. Why did it do that? Purkinje is a software and consulting firm that helps docs run their practices, and so this survey is another way to get their name out there. Why else do consulting firms conduct surveys?
- 84 percent say this would be more convenient; - 62 percent believe it would help them better manage their health; - 83 percent of households with children and 82 percent of those between 25 and 44 years old are most likely to have their scrips filled in a doc's office if given the choice; - 77 percent of folks with an annual household income of less than $25,000 and 72 percent of respondents between 25 and 44 years old were likely to agree that in-office dispensing would help them better manage their own health.
Hat tip to PharmaGossip