The need to measure consequences is a direct result of applying the consequential framework in your thinking.
Consequentialists say that we must judge right or wrong by the consequences of actions. They say that lying is wrong but sometimes something even more wrong will happen, and then a lie is the lesser evil. The outcomes of our actions are assessed in terms of the public good rather than rights and duties.
Consequences can be measured in terms of financial costs
Cost benefit analysis
or risk of damage.
Risk benefit analysis