Consumer Price Index vs Healthcare Inflation

Consumer Price Index vs Healthcare Inflation

Often, those considering the performance of hospital costs use the Consumer Price Index. This leads to a misunderstanding of this subject. In fact, the components of the commonly used Consumer Price Index are very different from the components of healthcare inflation. In an interview with economics and competition consultancy Econex, the Hospital Association of South Africa explores the differences between the two, why healthcare analysts, journalists and commentators should pay more attention to healthcare inflation, and how healthcare inflation has performed over the last decade.D

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