Prices for physician services rose 0.4% in July after a 0.3% increase in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index. For the 12-month period, the physician CPI rose 4.1%. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI in general advanced 0.1% in July, following a 0.2% increase in June. The hospital services CPI climbed 0.9% in Julytriple the 0.3% increase in June and the highest monthly increase for the year. For the 12 months ended in July, the hospital CPI was up 6.4%. The CPI is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.
Doc-office, hospital consumer prices post gains
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