[Tagging] free_standing_emergency_department, amenity or clinic ?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 04:39:11 UTC 2019

On 4/30/19, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:
> 29 Apr 2019, 23:11 by pla16021 at gmail.com:
>> Since healthcare=* is now rendered by standard carto, there's no reason to
>> include amenity=*.
> Please, avoid basing tagging decision on one specific renderer.

(Also, that information is no longer correct:
Due to:

While I'm in the healthcare field, I hadn't heard of these satellite
EDs (Emergency Departments) before.

Are these free-standing ED's more like Urgent Care clinics, or do they
have the full services that you would get at a normal hospital ED: 24
hour Emergency Medicine specialist physicians on-site, specialized ED
nurses, a complete radiology facility (CT Scan or MRI, Ultrasound and
X-rays), 24-hour complete laboratory services, and access to
consultations with specialists like General Surgeons and Psychiatrists
to help decide if a patient needs to be admitted, etc?

If they lack these features, especially the 24 hr ED specialists and
24hr radiology and laboratory services, they might just be a new way
to advertise a big Urgent Care clinic.

But if they are basically the same as an ED at a hospital, without the
inpatient and surgery services, then I could see creating an entirely
new tag, since amenity=hospital implies inpatient services and an
amenity=clinic does not usually provide full 24hr emergency medical

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