Many consumers don’t know when a procedure won’t provide them with sufficient useful information to justify its cost. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It might make them feel better to have them, in a manner of speaking, but health care consumers are sinking $25 billion a year on low-value procedures that are often not even needed.

According to HRDive reporting on a study from the Task Force on Low-Value Care, a multistakeholder group established by VBID Health, the five most commonly overused low-value medical procedures are: 

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