I congratulate Professor Potts for his Opinion – "A Modest Financial Proposal".1 His proposal, if used effectively, could help people who make health policy decisions obtain the very information they need to design cost-effective research and delivery of health care. At a time when healthcare budgets are spiraling out of control, tough decisions will need to be made about where the money will be allocated. The sort of information Dr. Potts is advocating to be disclosed is precisely the type of information that will be needed to make intelligent decisions to maximize the delivery of health care.

Edwin A. Wurtz, PhD ewurtz@comcast.net

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