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Hospital PPI flat in June; doc-office prices slip
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale prices for acute-care hospital services were flat in June after a 0.2% increase the prior month, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index. For June 2011, acute-care wholesale prices climbed 0.1%. During the 12-month period ended in June, the index for acute-care prices increased 2.2% compared with a 2.1% gain the prior year.