[Tagging] tag for wards was: Deprecate healthcare=centre

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 14:35:42 UTC 2021

On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 14:26, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:

> healthcare=hospital_ward ?

Or just ward, since they're in hospitals.  The problem with "ward" is
the difference between British and US usage.  In the UK, wards
are understood by the public to have beds in them, and that's
how public-facing documents use the term (internal documents
sometimes reflect US usage where "ward" equals "department."

> When looking into it, I think we need to look into hospital departments
> at the same time, which might be slightly different than the wards.

There are specialist wards such as ITU, dialysis, maternity and pediatrics
where it is hard to separate the beds from the therapy.  There are also
general wards where you may receive medication or physiotherapy
or just stay there until you're fit enough to be discharged.

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