PAT CAT allows users to import their own data to display in the Timeline reports described in the next chapter. This can be used to display national benchmarks as a comparison, use data from other sources than the de-identified CAT data and allows users to customise their timeline reporting. Hospital data such as admissions and diagnosis reports is another example – this is a very flexible tool for your reporting needs, feel free to explore the options.
Using custom data has a number of rules and restrictions that are important to understand to use it correctly:

For this example we are using a custom data file containing mock diabetes prevalence rates – these are not accurate and are only used to illustrate the usage of the custom data file


Figure 137: CSV Custom Data File