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Polina Putrik has a PhD from Maastricht University School for Public Health and Primary Care in the Netherlands. The focus of her PhD was on socioeconomic inequities in health care and disease outcomes in rheumatic diseases.  Her published work has included international cross-country studies of inequalities of access to new pharmacological treatments, as well as studies of inequalities in costs, patient experience and outcomes.  Her undergraduate education was in Russia, where she studied social management with a specialization in health and social security systems, and then worked in a health insurance agency in Russia. In 2008 Polina enrolled in Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme in Sustainable Regional Health Systems offered by a consortium of European universities in Spain, Hungary and Italy, and in 2011 she graduated from Maastricht University with a second master’s degree in Public Health. Since 2012 Polina has worked in the Maastricht University Department of Rheumatology while studying for her PhD. Since 2016 Polina is studying towards a Master of Statistics in Hasselt University, Belgium. In 2017, Polina has been awarded a Niels Stensen fellowship to conduct a study on health literacy in rheumatology clinic in 3 Dutch centers, in collaboration with prof. Osborne (Deakin University) and prof. Buchbinder (Monash University). Polina is currently contributing to NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability by working together with the team of prof. Buchbinder. 

Research interests

Polina's research interests lie in the intersection of public health and clinical care, with focus on equity of care, sustainability and cost-effectiveness (also for different population groups). 

External positions

Research fellow /health literacy, Deakin University

5 Feb 2018 → …

Peer Mentoring Working Group , EMEUNET

30 Jun 2016 → …

Research area keywords

  • Public health, sustainability, cost reduction, socio-economic inequalities
  • health literacy

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Research Output

Identifying alternative models of healthcare service delivery to inform health system improvement: Scoping review of systematic reviews

Jessup, R., Putrik, P., Buchbinder, R., Nezon, J., Rischin, K., Cyril, S., Shepperd, S. & O'Connor, D. A., 29 Mar 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 3, 14 p., e036112.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Alternative service models for delivery of healthcare services in high-income countries: A scoping review of systematic reviews

Jessup, R. L., O'Connor, D. A., Putrik, P., Rischin, K., Nezon, J., Cyril, S., Shepperd, S. & Buchbinder, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, 5 p., e024385.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Improving health information to address low health literacy for patients with multimorbidity

Jessup, R. L., Putrik, P. & Beauchamp, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Australian Health Review. 43, 4, p. 481-482 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Deriving common comorbidity indices from the meddra classification and exploring their performance on key outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Putrik, P., Ramiro, S., Lie, E., Michaud, K., Kvamme, M. K., Keszei, A. P., Kvien, T. K., Uhlig, T. & Boonen, A., 1 Mar 2018, In : Rheumatology. 57, 3, p. 548-554 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Equivalence in the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) across socio-demographic determinants: Analyses within QUEST-RA

Hifinger, M., Norton, S., Ramiro, S., Putrik, P., Sokka-Isler, T. & Boonen, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 47, 4, p. 492-500 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)