[Tagging] Classifying hospitals (Was: Deprecate healthcare=centre)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Jan 11 10:30:16 UTC 2021


On 11.01.21 11:17, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>     It is completely irrelevant who pays for the treatment
>     when discussing the treatment facility itself.
> It is completely relevant for someone searching for a place to get
> medical treatment, whether they will have to pay the treatment
> themselves or if it will be paid for by someone else (national health
> service, health insurance etc.). 

But should we strive to make OSM the service where someone comes
searching for a place to get medical treatment?

I am against modeling free contracts between business entities in OSM.
Does a certain supermarket participate in a certain rebate scheme? Is a
certain hotel member of a certain tourist association? Does a certain
doctor have a contract with a certain health insurance? - All these, in
my opinion, do not belong in OSM.

If someone is looking for the right medical facility to treat them, they
should make their decision based on recommendations or on some
specialist directory for the medical profession, and they can then use
OSM to find out how to get there (or they can use OSM to first narrow
down the list to those that are within easy reach).

If every now and then someone goes over the top and tags business
details onto an object in OSM, let them do it, but let us not go so far
as to consider such uses when we set up tagging recommendations. OSM is
not a business (or medical facility, ...) directory.


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