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Eric Wadsworth

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration






PhD, Capella University, 2007; MBA, University of New Hampshire system, 1983; AB, Dartmouth College, 1974; licenses: CFP, 1990; CPA, 1984; CPIM, 1979

Areas of Expertise

Health care delivery, health care value, financial management, general management, health care strategy, health care payment models

Current Research Topics

  • Cost measurement and cost reduction in health care
  • Impact of quality improvement and other care management initiatives on financial results of healthcare system

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2011-present
  • Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 2010-present
  • Research Associate, The Office of Professional Education & Outreach at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 2007-Present
  • Associate Professor of Business Administration, Colby-Sawyer College, 2001-07

Nonacademic positions

  • Chief Financial Officer, Dartmouth Medical School, 1990-2001
  • Certified Public Accountant in public practice, 1984-1990

Selected Publications

  • With S. Rauh and W. Weeks, “The Unintended Consequences of Bundled Payments,” The Annals of Internal Medicine, 2013
  • With S. Rauh, W. Weeks, and J. Weinstein, “The Savings Illusion, Why Clinical Quality Improvement Fails to Deliver Bottom-Line Results,” The New England Journal of Medicine, 2012
  • With M. Palmeri, K. Pipas, and M. Zubkoff, “The Economic Impact of a Primary Care Career: A Harsh Reality for Medical Students and the Nation,” The Journal of Academic Medicine, 2010
  • With W. Nelson, “The Ethical Basis for Creating Accountable Care Organizations,” Healthcare Executive, 2010
  • With S. Rauh and W. Weeks, “The Fixed Cost Dilemma–What Counts When Counting Cost Reduction Efforts,” The Healthcare Financial Management Journal, 2010
  • With S. Rauh and E. White, “Quality as a Business Strategy,” the Institute for Health Care Improvement, 2006