[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=pharmacy and healthcare=hospital

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 23:16:24 UTC 2020


On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 6:09 PM Joseph Eisenberg
<joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The problem is that new users of iD do not know that they are adding
> tags like healthcare=pharmacy and dispensing=yes.
>
> I reviewed the pharmcies in the cities I have mapped, and found that I
> had added healthcare=pharmacy to 8 features unintentionally, since I
> used iD for my first year of mappping.
>
> Also they all have dispensing=yes, which is mostly true I think, but I
> do not recall checking any option to add this, which makes me question
> whether the tag has any meaning when it is automatically added by iD.

I wonder whether the tag has any meaning in the US at all. It's hard
to imagine a store paying a registered pharmacist just to dispense
things liike pseudoephedrine and iodine.



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