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Wholesale hospital prices edge down
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale prices for hospital services dropped 0.2% in September, compared with an increase of 0.2% in August and no change in September 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The preliminary figures for the producer price index show the wholesale hospital prices increased 2.9% during the 12 months ended in September. That’s compared with a 3.4% rise in the year-ago period.