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Hospital PPI rose 0.3% in April; doc-office figures dip
Modern Healthcare

Wholesale acute-care hospital prices increased 0.3% in April for the second straight month, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index. Hospital prices climbed 0.1% in April 2011, the index shows. For the year that ended last month, hospital wholesale prices increased 2.2% compared with 1.9% the prior year.