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As a group, older people have many unmet needs, experience multiple problems and disabilities, and require more complex packages of treatment and social support. They also suffer from common serious chronic diseases other than cancer, while the predominant focus of palliative care in most countries has been on cancer. Evidence for effective care solutions Reviews of evidence from many countries show the importance of core aspects of palliative care for cancer patients and the effectiveness of simple measures in improving patient outcomes.
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Better palliative care for older people by edited by Elizabeth Davies and Irene J Higginson.