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Consumer prices for hospital services experience largest one-month jump

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Modern Healthcare writes consumer prices for hospital services experienced a 1.8% increase in September.  This increase is the largest one-month jump since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began gathering comparable data in January 1997.  Consumer prices for inpatient hospital services rose faster in September at 2% than those of outpatient services, which increased 1.5%. That’s compared with increases of 0.6% and 0.3% for inpatient and outpatient prices, respectively, in August.

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