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Invest in audit and quality improvement methods to improve the care provided for local populations, and reward the involvement of health organizations, including nursing homes, in audit and quality improvement schemes; 5. ensure that multidisciplinary services shown to meet the needs of older people for palliative care are adequately funded, rewarded and supported; 6. ensure that the training of health care professionals includes sufficient time devoted to palliative medicine and the care of older people, and that professionals are supported to keep up to date; 7.

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