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Hospitals in Bosnia

Posted by michalfabik on 12 February 2018 in English (English)

The other day I noticed that there's an absurdly large number of hospitals mapped in certain countries, including doctors' offices, clinics, dentists' offices, nursing homes, research institutes, pharmacies, even vets' offices. Over the course of several days, I cleaned up Bosnia, leaving only true hospitals (i.e. provides inpatient care, consists of several specialized clinics, usually has the word "hospital" in the official name), and retagged everything else as appropriate. Here's an image of hospitals in the former Yugoslavia with Bosnia cleaned up and the rest left untouched:

comparison of hospital density in Bosnia and the rest of Yugoslavia(full size)

Location: Velika Broda, Zenica, City of Zenica, Zenica-Doboj Canton, 72260, B&H

Comment from jonwit on 13 February 2018 at 17:56

Great job! tvoje cipele mirise

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Comment from michalfabik on 14 February 2018 at 21:00

Thanks:)
Znam, jutros sam ih parfemisao:P

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Comment from mboeringa on 21 February 2018 at 20:34

Yes, great job. This is indeed a common problem all over Europe, the inappropriate use of hospital tags.

I would also recommend to only use "amenity=hospital" for the entire hospital grounds, as per Wiki. Quite often, people tag "amenity=hospital" on individual buildings, which are more appropriately tagged "building=clinic" or "building=hospital".

Lastly, I would also strongly recommend to always add "emergency=yes/no" depending on whether there is an emergency room and thus can deal with emergencies. This is an important distinction between hospitals or different locations of it.

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