Reena Duseja, MD

TitleAssociate Clinical Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentInstitute for Health Policy Studies
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    Reena Duseja, M.D., M.S. is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. She also holds an Adjunct appointment with Kaiser’s Division of Research in Northern California, and is a member of the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV). Dr. Duseja received her residency training at Boston Medical Center and obtained a Masters of Science in Health Economics from the Wharton School of Health Care Economics and Management. She completed her fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Duseja’s broad research interests are in health services issues related to improving patient care and the value our health system delivers to patients. She currently is funded by the National Institutes of Health (Agency for HealthCare and Quality) to study transitions of care; focusing on revisits from the emergency department in the U.S. She employs a variety of mixed methods to understand this problem, including big data to understanding the factors leading to revisits; developing quality metrics using risk-adjustment methodologies for transitions of care from the emergency department; and qualitative and survey methodology. Her research focuses on developing outcome measures that can be used to measure variation, and then create interventions to improve patient care in the health system. She also focuses on healthcare costs and financing issues with regard to emergency care.

    Dr. Duseja's research has been widely publicized in print media, including the Associated Press, Forbes, Huffington Post, NY Times, as well as national network news and radio.

    Dr. Duseja is motivated in doing research in this area as she believes research should guide and inform decisions in improving the health care system.

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    NIH K08HS020667Apr 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2017
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    1. Schoenfeld AJ, Davies JM, Marafino BJ, Dean M, DeJong C, Bardach NS, Kazi DS, Boscardin WJ, Lin GA, Duseja R, Mei YJ, Mehrotra A, Dudley RA. Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Commercial Virtual Visits. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 01; 176(5):635-42. PMID: 27042813.
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    2. Duseja R, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Yazdany J, Dean ML, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA. Revisit rates and associated costs after an emergency department encounter: a multistate analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 02; 162(11):750-6. PMID: 26030633.
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    3. Yazdany J, Marafino BJ, Dean ML, Bardach NS, Duseja R, Ward MM, Dudley RA. Thirty-day hospital readmissions in systemic lupus erythematosus: predictors and hospital- and state-level variation. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Oct; 66(10):2828-36. PMID: 25110993; PMCID: PMC4180780.
    4. Brachet T, David, G, and Duseja, R. The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance: The Role of Fatigue for Paramedics. http://www.nber.org/authors/reena_duseja. The National Bureau of Economic Research. The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance: The Role of Fatigue for Paramedics. 2010.
    5. Duseja, R; Nsa, W.; Belk, K., Schwartz, S. Bratzler,D. Does Pay for Performance Lead to Potential Misuse of Antibiotics Among Patients With Congestive Heart Failure?. 2009.
    6. Bernstein SL, Aronsky D, Duseja R, Epstein S, Handel D, Hwang U, McCarthy M, John McConnell K, Pines JM, Rathlev N, Schafermeyer R, Zwemer F, Schull M, Asplin BR. The effect of emergency department crowding on clinically oriented outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jan; 16(1):1-10. PMID: 19007346.
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    7. Carr BG, Brachet T, David G, Duseja R, Branas CC. The time cost of prehospital intubation and intravenous access in trauma patients. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2008 Jul-Sep; 12(3):327-32. PMID: 18584500.
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    8. Duseja, R; Schwartz, S; Gonzales, R; Camargo, C; Metlay, J P. . Academic Emergency Medicine. The Drive Toward Quality: Do CMS Quality-Process Measures Improve Quality of Care in the Emergency Department?. 2007.
    9. Duseja R, Feldman JA. Missed acute cardiac ischemia in the ED: limitations of diagnostic testing. Am J Emerg Med. 2004 May; 22(3):219-25. PMID: 15138962.
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