In his foreword, Peter Hall points to the message that, 'We've got our economics upside down, and need to turn it the right way up: instead of economizing on people and putting them on the unemployment scrapheap, we need to economize on
In addition to providing a data base for weather modelers, the profilers will help pilots choose routes to economize on
fuel and will aid scientists studying chemical spills and acid rain, he says.
Just processing these claims drives costs up, and consumers, insulated from the price of procedures at the point of sale, have little incentive to economize on
tests and treatments.