[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 14:18:09 UTC 2021


On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 13:49, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> I believe these are a different category, places where you can find mostly
> doctors, dentists, physiotherapists and those that do primarily or
> exclusively probing and analysis and those for imaging. You might find all
> together but there are also specialists. If the question is whether we
> should have one big tag and do the rest with properties and subtypes (like
> e.g. social_facility) or have the subtypes on the toplevel and add the
> properties, I think the latter would make more sense. If we can do
> everything with properties and do not need subtypes, a single main tag
> would be sufficient.
>

Problematic in the UK, where most general practitioners are sub-contractors
to the health service, as are dentists.  They are thought of as separate,
and
usually are.  My local Integrated Care Centre replaced a cottage hospital
and a general practice with both in one building, but separately
administered.
A dental practise was part of the plans and I think may recently have been
added.

Saying this is one big, coherent, monolithic entity called a clinic doesn't
fit well with how it is thought of or what people are looking for.
Especially
when they want to find out where their GP moved to a year ago.

-- 
Paul
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