[Tagging] free_standing_emergency_department, amenity or clinic ?
Nita Rae Sanders
cosmicrae at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 20:47:06 UTC 2019
This concerns the best way to tag a hospital/healthcare facility that
is known as a 'free standing emergency department. It is also called
an offsite emergency department.
I posted the question in help questions at this link …
Since posting that question, I have done some research as to the
extent that these facilities exist in the state of Florida:
There are 44 major/primary hospitals in Florida (not including small
rural statutory facilities)
2 have only the on-site emergency department
28 have the on-site emergency department plus one off-site emergency department
12 have the on-site emergency department plus two off-site emergency departments
2 have the on-site emergency department plus three off-site emergency
for a total of 44 on-site emergency departments plus 58 off-site
emergency departments. It appears this is a growing trend in
healthcare to build an off-site emergency department, instead of
building an entire new hospital.
Does this situation dictate a new high-level attribute value (e.g.
amenity=free_standing_emergency_department) or is it better addressed
clinic=freestanding_emergency_department tag ?
Curious what the viewpoints are on this situation.
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