Prices for acute-care hospital services declined 0.1% in November following a 1.6% rise in October, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Producer Price Index. Hospital prices were 5.3% higher than 12 months earlier. Prices for physician services grew 0.1%, up 1.9% from 12 months earlier. The PPI for finished goods declined 0.3% in November, up 3.4% for the 12-month period. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Hospital prices decline slightly in November
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