[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Tag:staff_count:nurses

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 06:13:30 UTC 2019

2) "staff_count:nurses="

*A. Source of information for this tag?

How should individual mappers find out the number of nurses at a
healthcare facility? If this information is imported from an external
source, how can it be kept up-to-date?

Most clinics in the USA do not show a list of nurses who work at the
facility. While large hospitals may provide this information to the
government, it may not be easy to find.

Here in Indonesia there is often an organizational chart at the clinic
which shows the staff who are supposed to work at the facility, but
often only 1 or 2 or 0 of these staff members will actually be in the
clinic on any given week. Sometimes they have been gone all year

*B. Total staff or average number each day?

Should this number be the total number of nurses employed at the
facility or the total who are working each day?

*C. RNs, CNAs, NPs, Midwives?

In some countries there are many types of nurses. For example in the
USA there are RNs (Registered Nurses), CNAs (certified nursing
assistants), NPs (Nurse Practitioners), Nurse midwives, etc. - and
here in Indonesia there are midwives, official nurses, and lower-level
nursing care providers.

Which of these categories is to be included in the number of nurses?

-Joseph Eisenberg M.D.

On 6/20/19, Mhairi O'Hara <mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org> wrote:
> Hello Tagging Mailing List,
> We would like to bring your attention and comments on the proposal for the
> staff_count:doctors and staff_count:nurses tags, which helps identify the
> number of doctors and nurses at a given health facility [1][2]. The
> operational_status tag, which has been proposed before and I would like to
> highlight again, as this is used to document an observation of the current
> functional status of a mapped feature (i.e. health facility) [3]. The
> health_amenity:type tag is also being proposed, as this indicates what type
> of speciality medical equipment is available at the health facility [4] and
> the final tag is insurance:health which describes the type of health
> insurance accepted at a health facility [5].
> Some of these are already in use but have never been formally accepted, or
> properly described as to how they should be applied, which we would like to
> try and achieve if possible for the Healthsites.io project. Please take a
> look at the proposal pages on the OSM Wiki, as well as the Global
> Healthsites Mapping Project page [2] which is at the core of the recent
> work focused on creating a health facility data model. We look forward to
> discussing these proposals on the respective Wiki discussion pages.
> Kind regards,
> Mhairi
> [1]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:staff_count:doctors
> [2]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:staff_count:nurses
> [3]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:operational_status
> [4]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:health_amenity:type
> [5]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:insurance:health
> [6]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Global_Healthsites_Mapping_Project#Tag_Proposal
> --
> *Mhairi O'Hara*
> Project Manager
> mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
> @mataharimhairi
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