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Consumers see hospital prices rise 0.5% in December
Modern Healthcare

Consumer hospital prices increased 0.5% in December 2011 after the prior month’s climb of 0.8%, newly released seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. In December 2010, consumer hospital prices rose 0.8%. For the year 2011, the Consumer Price Index shows hospital prices climbed 5.8%, compared with 7.6% the prior year.