Recipe Name:

Find all patients with cancers who are more likely to have their life limited by their cancer condition


Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia and therefore patients with cancer are at higher risk of death1.

Non-melanoma skin cancers, or keratinocyte cancers, are the most common cancers in Australia, however most are not life-threatening. There are two main non – melanoma types: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) 2. Therefore these conditions are excluded from this recipe.

Patients living with cancer may have palliative care needs3.

This recipe assists practitioners to identify patients with potential palliative care needs.







Patients diagnosed with forms of cancer that may limit their life

Recipe Limitations:

Diagnosis needs to be coded in patient record

CAT Starting Point:

  1. CAT Open - CAT4 view (all reports) loaded
  2. Population Extract Loaded and Extract Pane “Hidden”

 CAT Starting Point

Filter Steps:

No filters are required for this search

Report Steps

To find patients with cancer, we need to use the 'Disease/Cancer Conditions' report. Go to the report and select all cancer conditions listed by clicking the 'Select All' in the top left.

Now click on the 'Export' button in the top right corner to see all patients with at least one of the selected conditions.

From this report you can export the patient list to Excel or send voice or text messages directly from CAT4. To export a list, click on the disk icon and choose your preferred file format:

To create SMS or Voice messages, please see here for more information: Recall CAT - Using SMS and Voicemessages in CAT4