Wholesale acute-care hospital prices grew 0.1% in March following a 0.2% increase in February and a 1.7% increase in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Physician prices fell 0.2% after rising 0.4% in February and 0.7% in January. Prices for all finished goods advanced 0.5%. Hospital prices rose 5.3% for the 12-month period ended in March, while physician prices rose 2.3%. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Hospital prices up slightly in March, PPI shows
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