The consumer price index (CPI) went down from 37.909 in July 2014 to 237.428 in August 2014, an annualized rate of 1.79%.


The price index for medical care commodities went up at an annualized rate of 1.45% from July 2014 to August 2014. During the same period, the price index for hospital and related services went up at an annualized rate of 1.32%, whereas medical care services and professional services went down at an annualized rate of 0.46% and 3.04%, respectively.

Source: BLS

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