This book addresses the five core components of an investment appraisal; strategic, economic, commercial, financial and project management. It provides managers and policy makers in healthcare, government and private sector organisations with a tried and tested decision making tool and supporting guidance to improve capital investment decisions. It is a practical guide that includes numerous examples from the health service as well as lessons learnt from other public sector areas where best practice has been demonstrated. Comprehensively illustrated with case studies, checklists and templates to aid decision making, it offers practical, evidence-based guidance, clear summaries and pointers to accessing further information.
Table of Contents
Pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics. Clinical trials. Receptor types. Autonomic nervous system 1. Autonomic nervous system 2. Autonomic nervous system 3. Neuromuscular junction. Myasthenia. 5-HT. Eiconasoids. Peptides and proteins as drugs. Systems targeted by drugs. Diuretics. Drugs and the heart I: heart failure. Drugs and the heart II: myocardial infarction (heart attack). Drugs and the heart III: antidysrhythmic drugs. Drugs and the heart IV: angina pectoris. Drugs and the heart V: antiplatelet drugs. Anticoagulants I: heparin. Anticoagulants II: oral anticoagulants. Fibrinolytic and antifibrinolytic drugs. Hypertension I: introduction. Hypertension II: treatment. Inflammation I: introduction. Inflammation II: NSAIDS. Inflammation III: steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Inflammation IV: disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS). Inflammation V: gout, scleroderma and raynaud’s phenomenon. Paracetamol. Opioid analgesics. Local anaesthetics. General anaesthetics. Parkinson’s disease. Epilepsy. Alzheimer’s disease. Antidepressant drugs. Anxiolytic drugs. Anti-infective agents. Malignancy.