Report: Hospital Services Prices Rose 8.6% in Last Year
Consumer prices of hospital services increased by 8.6% in the last 12 months and by 1.3% in February and by 1.1% in March, according to data on the Consumer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS economist Steve Reed said the increase is related to consumer demand as health services and treatments have improved and become more available.
- "Cost of Medical Care Outstrips Inflation" (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 4/14).
- "Consumer Hospital Prices Jump Again" (Evans, Modern Healthcare, 4/14).