[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 18:54:25 UTC 2021

Would this be solved by tagging each private medical office (with one GP or
specialist physician) was amenity=doctors, within the larger area of the
amenity=clinic (or healthcare=multispeciality) feature which represents the
big "integrated health centre" / former hospital?

It's also possible to just tag the name of the building if it's really just
the name of the building, and each doctor has a separate reception and
staff and phone number inside.

-- Joseph Eisenberg

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 6:20 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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