The Practice Aggregation Tool for the Clinical Audit Tool (PAT CAT) is a data repository, data aggregation and reporting tool for CAT4 de-identified data extract files. It is designed to assist with population health analysis and reporting by aggregating data from many practices over time.
PAT CAT provides aggregated statistics and figures that clearly show population health on a regional scale, yet also provides granular practice specific data. This is achieved through a comprehensive collection of graphs, reports, statistics, indicators, timelines, geospatial mapping and customisable data filtering.
Practices upload their own data to the PAT CAT server in accordance with their agreement with the organization hosting the PAT CAT – normally this is the local PHN or other organisation. The practice is provided with a login to the PATCAT web site by the organisation which allows them to view their own data and compare it to the aggregated data results.
The purpose of this document is to provide instructions on how to use PAT CAT. It is assumed that the users are familiar with CAT4, as all data originates from that application and the user interface of PAT CAT is based on that of CAT4.