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Misdiagnosis happens often in in-person healthcare, but the risks increase with telehealth. Add to this the fact that there is no clear standard of care recognized by state legislatures, and quality may be uneven between one provider and the next. 

Misdiagnosis has the potential to drive up overall costs to the general healthcare system as well because of misdiagnoses leading to wrong prescriptions and treatments. According to the CDC, 1/3 of antibiotics prescriptions are already unnecessary.

Additionally, if a telehealth service cannot determine a diagnosis, the patient may be counseled to go to an emergency room or an urgent care service. If these visits are unnecessary, they may result in a large cost to both the patient and the system as a whole.