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Hospital CPI growth slows in January
Modern Healthcare

Hospital consumer prices climbed 0.2% in January after December’s 0.7% increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. The figures are seasonally adjusted. In January 2011, the hospital CPI increased 0.3%. Last month’s gain was a result of growth in inpatient hospital consumer prices, which increased 0.4% in January. Meanwhile, outpatient hospital consumer prices dropped 0.1%.