According to SureScripts, 76.5 percent of patients pick up their medication when the prescription is sent electronically. Only 69.5 percent of patients pick up their medication when a written prescription has been handed over to the patient. With electronic prescribing, a patient only has to make one trip to the pharmacy. There is no need to carry a prescription with you, thus reducing the chance of misplacing the script. Electronic Prescriptions encourage patients to visit the pharmacy after leaving the doctor’s office more so than if having the prescription in hand.