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Hospital PPI up 0.4%; doc-office figures flat
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale acute-care hospital prices increased 0.4% in October after a rise of 0.1% the prior month, according to the latest monthly figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Producer Price Index figures for the four most-recent months are preliminary. The index for acute-care hospitals in October 2010 was up 0.6%.

For the 12-month period ended in October, the acute-care hospital index increased 1.9% compared with 1.8% a year ago.