Among the tangled factors sending U.S. health-care costs soaring, unnecessary tests and procedures rank high on the list. To help push down these buried costs, a coalition of doctors groups and consumer groups on April 4 released a list of common tests or procedures that consumers and doctors should think twice about before asking for — or ordering. The Post’s Brian Vastag takes a look at some of them.
Stress tests for healthy people Heart screening tests don’t make sense unless the patient has diabetes or other heart risk factors. Stephen Cutri/AP Buy Photo