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Hospital PPI rises 0.5% in December
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale prices for services at acute-care hospitals increased 0.5% in December after climbing 0.2% the prior month, according to newly released Producer Price Index figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s compared with a 0.1% rise in December 2009. The figures are preliminary. For the 12 months ended in December, the PPI for acute-care hospitals increased 2.1%, compared with 3.8% the prior year.