Consumer hospital prices rose 0.3% in January, according to seasonally adjusted data in the Consumer Price Index, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Consumers see hospital prices rise 0.3% in January
January's increase is down from the revised CPI increase for December of 0.4%. On an annual basis, consumer hospital prices climbed 5.8%, down from the 7.1% reported for the year-earlier period.
Physician prices paid by consumers fell 0.1% in January after rising 0.2% in December, according to seasonally adjusted CPI data. In the 12-month period through January, prices rose 2.4%, down from a year earlier when prices rose 2.6%.
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.