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Hospital PPI figures flat in January
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale acute-care hospital prices were flat in January for the second straight month, preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index show. In January 2010, acute-care hospital wholesale prices increased 0.4%. For the 12-month period ended last month, the acute-care hospital index increased 2.1%, according to the preliminary data. A year ago, hospital prices rose 1.6%.