[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 12:51:25 UTC 2021


Nederland has many health care centres like that, called
"Gezondheidscentra" (Health centres).
Dentists are not usually included, physiotherapists often are.
Lab and imaging are limited, they have cont(r)acts with nearby labs and
hospitals for that.

Peter Elderson


Op do 14 jan. 2021 om 13:22 schreef Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 11:35, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> I agree that we should head for being more specific, but there are two
>> roads to choose from.
>> - One road is to check if there is a more precise top-level tag (e.g.
>> amenity=hospital etc)
>> - the other is to specify the centre with appropriate sub-tagging, as it
>> is currently the case
>>    with German vaccination centres (healthcare:speciality=vaccination).
>>
>
> Using my favourite not-a-hospital example.  It has:
>
>    - General practise with doctors and nurse practitioners.
>    - Dental surgery.
>    - Minor injuries unit.
>    - Radiology and diagnostics.
>    - Outpatient suite.
>    - Mental health services
>    - Other (vaguely-specified) things.
>    - Pharmacy.
>    - No beds.
>
> It's called an Integrated Care Centre, not a hospital.  When it was
> proposed to replace the local cottage hospital with the care
> centre, locals were outraged because the replacement was not,
> in their view, a hospital (no beds).
>
> It has too many specialities to call it a clinic.  It's not viewed as
> a hospital, nor is it called one.  And this type of thing will
> become increasingly common in the UK and possibly
> elsewhere.
>
> --
> Paul
>
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