|The speciality of a medical practitioner or a medical facility|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 76|
|Tools for this tag|
The speciality of a healthcare:speciality=*.(e.g. a Doctor) or a medical facility can be tagged using the key
Most commonly this tag is used with healthcare=*, amenity=doctors, amenity=clinic or amenity=hospital to specify which kind of medical specialities are practiced by the doctors (physicians) at the facility.
It may also be used for the speciality of other medical practitioners, such as dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, counselors, and so on.
Later on the page there are examples of how this tag is used with more specialized facilities, such as unusually kinds of clinic, specialities of psychotherapy and counseling, special types of laboratory, and kinds of alternative or complementary medicine.
If a medical practitioner or a medical facility covers several specializations, they could be separated by a semicolon (';') e.g. healthcare:speciality=general;geriatrics;gynaecology;paediatrics
Generally British English spelling and terminology is used, but database users should also be aware that some mappers may have used North American spelling, or translations from other languages.
Specialities of medical practitioners or other medical facilities
The speciality of a healthcare:speciality=*. The following table shows values which could be used in connection with this key. The table was derived from the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament on the recognition of professional qualifications  with additions from Wikipedia.(informal the doctor) or a medical facility can be tagged using the key
If a medical practitioner or a medical facility covers several specializations, they could be separated by a semicolon (';') e.g. healthcare:speciality=radiology;radiotherapy
Specialities for amenity=clinic / healthcare=clinic
Specialities for healthcare=psychotherapist
|healthcare:speciality=depth||psychotherapy based on, e.g.|
|healthcare:speciality=humanistic||psychotherapy based on|
|healthcare:speciality=other||psychotherapy that does not fit into the other categories, e.g.|
Specialities for healthcare=laboratory
Specialities for healthcare=alternative
Attention, the specialities here may be used additional to medical facilities.
But on its own the alternative healthcare cannot ensure proper and state-of-the-art healthcare.
Therefore the tag healthcare:=* is very misleading. Some of this practices may even be dangerous for the human health.