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Hospital PPI edges downward in June
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale prices for acute-care hospital services in June dropped 0.1% after remaining flat the prior month, according to preliminary Producer Price Index figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June 2009, the hospital PPI climbed 0.1%. For the 12-month period ended last month, hospital wholesale prices rose 3.4% compared with 3% in the year-ago period.