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Consumer hospital prices up 0.7% in October
Modern Healthcare

Consumer prices for hospital services increased 0.7% in October, according to the latest monthly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figures are seasonally adjusted. For the same month last year, the agency’s Consumer Price Index shows an identical increase. During the 12 months ended last month, hospital consumer prices climbed 5.4% compared with 8.4% the year before that.

Consumer inpatient hospital prices climbed faster than outpatient prices in October.