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Consumers see hospital, doc-office prices rise
Modern Healthcare

Consumer prices for hospital services climbed 0.6% in April after the prior month’s increase of 0.2%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. The figures are seasonally adjusted. For April 2011, consumer hospital prices also increased 0.6%.

For the year that ended last month, hospital service prices climbed 5.2% compared with 5.9% the prior year.