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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 08:12:44 UTC 2019

I would think that the bed count would be a reasonable guide for the staffing levels.

Certainly for emergency use the number of bed would be usefull and this should be something that can be reasonably verified.

On 20/06/19 16:13, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> 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

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