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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jan 11 11:22:47 UTC 2021

Jan 11, 2021, 11:30 by frederik at remote.org:

> Hi,
> 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.
+1 And if someone really wants to maintain such info - then
it is possible to link such databases to OSM.

(external database may match OSM object via 
recording location + type match or something smarter)

> 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).
OSM is not really suitable for such info, even opening_hours is on
border of usability
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