States in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. showed the highest increase in physician population between 2010 and 2012 at 10.4%, followed by the West South Central at 9.3% and the Pacific region at 9.0%, researchers reported in the Journal of Medical Regulation. Researchers also found the East North Central and the Mountain regions had the lowest increases at 1.9% and 0.1% respectively, while the West North Central region showed the greatest decline in physician population at 5.9%.

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