Associate Prof. Patricia Blatnik, lecturer at the Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, is a researcher in the field of health economics. Her work focuses on finding ways to develop an efficient and quality healthcare system, focusing on optimising resources and increasing access to healthcare. In an interview with the Slovenian national daily newspaper Delo on September 14, 2023, she revealed that the main goal of her research is to ensure that patients receive healthcare services that are truly beneficial and improve their health while reducing unnecessary costs and burdens on the healthcare system.
Her approach involves the use of mathematics, statistical software, econometrics, computer programmes, and business intelligence to analyse data and economic trends. It also seeks to link scientific knowledge with real-world practice and science-business collaboration.
Dr. Blatnik emphasizes the importance of objective and verified information provided by science, especially at a time when access to misleading and biased information is shared.
Her work can contribute to the creation of a more equitable and efficient health system for all. In addition to her research, she is involved in dance, music, and promoting healthy lifestyles, and is actively involved in community projects.
The interview is available HERE.