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Hospital PPI rises 0.2% in August
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale prices for acute-care hospital services increased 0.2% in August after the 0.4% increase the prior month, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index figures show. Acute-care hospital service prices were unchanged in August 2010. For the 12-month period ended last month, acute-care hospital prices increased 2.2% compared with 2.8% for the year-ago period.