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Consumers see jump in hospital prices
Modern Healthcare

Consumer hospital prices jumped 1.3% in February, the largest one-month increase since comparable figures were first reported in February 1997. Inpatient and outpatient hospital prices spiked last month, 1.2% and 1.3%, respectively, the seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. Consumer prices for all goods and services remained flat last month.