Medical Care Inflation

Summary: Urban consumer prices for medical care goods and services

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This database provides urban consumer prices for medical care goods and services, as measured by changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).  The heirarchy of categories is shown below with the category "Medical care" the broadest measure of medical care inflation.  Note that data are not reported for the aggregated category "Professional services." 


  • Medical care

Some data are adjusted for seasonal variations, although most are not.   A limited number of measures are available starting in 1935. Most are available for shorter periods. 


Data are not available for all combinations of items, areas, and time periods.  Data are presented as indexes or percentage changes for the preceding 12-month period.  For additional details on categories and methodology, see Consumer Price Index.  For background on calculating the percentage change bases on index values, see Calculating Consumer Price Changes

Geographic Coverage: Metropolitan Area, City or Other Local Government

Periodicity: Monthly

Series Begins/Ends: 1913 - 2023

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2023, May 17). Medical Care Inflation.
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Derived From: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Updated:  May 17, 2023 Estimated next update: Jun. 17, 2023

Please enter an area.    Data are not available for all goods or service items in all areas.  Size Class A indicates cities over 2.5 million in all states; Size Class B/C indicates cities 2.5 million or less in all states; Size Class D indicates cities less than 50,000 in all states.    All     CSV

Please enter a category.    Data are not available for all goods or service items in all areas.    All     CSV

Please choose a seasonal code.    Seasonal variations typically occur for goods and services such as agriculture, tourism, energy, and others in which seasonal demand has a substantial impact on prices.  Seasonally adjusted revises data to reflect variations; not seasonally adjusted does not.    All

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