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D. BAŞAR, İ. C. Özen, S. ÖZTÜRK, E. GÜMELER, D. AKATA, and A. Ö. ÇİFTÇİ, “The Case of MRI Repetitions with Direct and Indirect Cost Implications: Evidence from Hacettepe University Hospitals,” SOSYOEKONOMI, pp. 253–262, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: