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Hospital price growth in November continues to outpace prior year
Modern Healthcare

The Consumer Price Index for hospitals increased 0.2% last month as prices for inpatient care edged upward. The Consumer Price Index for the year that ended in November shows a 4.7% increase in hospital prices, compared with 4.4% growth the prior year.

The index, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is one measure of inflation and tracks changes in commercial prices for hospital and physician services.