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Health care price growth approached a historic low in September. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The rise in overall spending within the U.S. health care sector has been muted, due mainly to hospitals trying to control increasing costs – including shifting delivery of care from inpatient to outpatient settings, according to Altarum’s latest Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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