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Hospital, doc-office PPI figures edge up
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale prices for acute-care hospital services increased 0.1% in March after a decline of 0.2% the prior month, according to preliminary Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. The hospital Producer Price Index for March 2010 increased 0.2%. For the 12-month period ended last month, the index of hospital prices increased 1.4% compared with 3.5% the prior year.