Laura Heppe is a research assistant at the Chair of Health Management at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. She holds a B. A. degree in Business Administration with a specialization in health and environmental management and human resources as well as an M.Sc. degree in Health Management and Health Economics.
In the project QualiPRO, which is funded by the Innovation Fund of the Joint Federal Committee, she is a member of a research team and investigates the patient reported quality of life of patients who receive a hip endoprosthesis.
In her sub-project, she investigates the hospital choice behaviour of patients who should opt for a hospital using a Hospital Report Card, similar to the American website "Hospital Compare" or the German website "Weisse Liste", in order to have an artificial hip joint inserted. In particular, it will be investigated whether the presentation of Patient Reported Outcomes on a Hospital Report Card offers patients a significant benefit. In contrast to international comparisons, such patient-relevant information is not yet published in the context of public reporting in Germany.