Wholesale prices for general acute-care hospitals rose 0.1% in June, after a 0.3% increase in the previous month. Meanwhile, wholesale physician prices rose 0.2% in June, after a 0.1% decline in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Producer Price Index. The PPI measures the average change over time in prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. In contrast to hospital and physician prices, the PPI for all finished goods fell 0.3% in June. Hospital prices were 4.8% higher than 12 months earlier, and physician prices were up 2% over the period. Obtain more information on the PPI. -- by Jeff Tieman
Hospital prices up 0.1%, doc prices 0.2%: PPI
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