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Hospital Prices For Consumers Slow Slightly

Modern Healthcare: Hospital CPI Growth Eases In March
Hospital consumer prices increased 0.4 percent last month following the 0.8 percent gain in February, newly released figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show. By comparison, the March rise in hospital consumer prices a year ago was 0.3 percent, the agency's Consumer Price Index shows. Outpatient hospital consumer prices increased last month slightly faster, at 0.4 percent, than the 0.3 percent gain for inpatient prices (Evans, 4/16).

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