Proposed features/healthcare=sample collection

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healthcare=sample collection
Proposal status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Jeisenbe
Tagging: healthcare=sample_collection
Applies to: node, area
Definition: A site where samples of blood/urine/etc are obtained or collected

for purpose of analyzing them for healthcare diagnostics.

Statistics:

Drafted on: 2021-01-14
RFC start: 2021-01-17
Vote start: 2021-02-02
Vote end: 2021-02-16

Usage

Proposal

Approve the new tag healthcare=sample_collection to tag a site or dedicated healthcare facility where samples of blood/urine/etc are obtained or collected for purpose of analyzing them for healthcare diagnostics.

This tag is for standalone locations or dedicated facilities and should not be added to features which are also tagged as a healthcare facility, such as amenity=hospital or healthcare=laboratory. However, there may be a healthcare=sample_collection location next to a hospital or a clinic. Or inside it if there is a dedicated location for that.

For facilities such as healthcare=laboratory a new tag sample_collection=yes/no is proposed to specify whether or not samples are collected from the general public at the location.

For locations where you can donate blood see healthcare=blood_donation instead.

Rationale

There are permanent locations collecting samples without being laboratories and there is no way to tag them.

Currently there are many stand-alone "testing" locations for COVID-19 where specimens can be collected (nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs or blood samples) to test for antigens or molucules which are present during infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, or to test blood for antibodies which may represent prior infection. But there is no common, existing tag for a specific feature such as a testing site.

While the tag healthcare=laboratory often represents a location where samples are obtained, it is defined as "a place which performs analysis and diagnostics (physicochemical, biochemical, hematologic, immunological, microscopic, bacteriological, etc.) on body fluids" - so only labs which actually run tests should be mapped with that tag. Sites where swabs or blood is collected, and then transported away to a different laboratory for testing, are not tagged this way.

Also, there is no standard tag to specify that a clinic, doctor's office or hospital offers to collect specimens for certain tests.

Examples

Temporary but long term locations also would be taggable - for example COVID specific ones

Rendering

This completely depends on what given map style selects for rendering.

But in many rendering it is likely that distinguishing healthcare=laboratory that just runs tests from place that is visited by public would be useful, also some way to map places where there is just sample collection and nothing else would be useful.

Such places are, by definition, visited by general public.

Features/Pages affected

Note: this list was empty before proposal was approved, it was added to keep track of what documentation was created based on info scattered through proposal.

External discussions

Comments

Please comment on the discussion page.

Voting

Voting closed

Voting on this proposal has been closed.

It was approved with 23 votes for, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Thanks to all who commented and voted, what allowed to review this proposal for mistakes and problems. Hopefully no major issue remain present. And thanks to User:Jeisenbe for creating the proposal page itself.


  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I tested and used this tag already because there was no existing fitting tagging for what I wanted to map (that is why this proposal was created) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:55, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Interesting we didn't have such a tag as of yet. Will prove quite useful for humanitarian mapping as well. --Rayleigh1 (talk) 12:02, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. No objections, I just wonder why mucus and saliva are not mentioned though these are the primary substances for covid-testing swabs? --Polarbear w (talk) 18:42, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Looking at it again - "nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs" are already mentioned. Mentioning saliva/mucus may be still useful to aid search. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 19:27, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
just a matter of consistency if you list the body fluids being sampled, or the techniques, or probably both. --Polarbear w (talk) 13:16, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. In France this tag should not be used, but why not. I still have a little trouble guessing the usage. --Gendy54 (talk) 22:17, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Fizzie41 (talk) 23:37, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Aharvey (talk) 04:56, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I'm already using this tag in my area for COVID-19 testing sites and it will also be helpful for mapping other kinds of test collections sites at healthcare facilities --Jeisenbe (talk) 06:10, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. It sounds like a good tag and I can't think of a downside to it. So, I'm strongly on the side of approval. Adamant1 (talk) 07:44, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Something B (talk) 13:47, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Ibanez (talk) 18:04, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --EneaSuper (talk) 11:57, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Reino Baptista (talk) 12:26, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --V-Li (talk) 12:50, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Adiatmad (talk) 05:21, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Jeisenbe (talk) 00:24, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Lejun (talk) 07:26, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Władysław Komorek (talk) 17:17, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --ZeLonewolf (talk) 01:02, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. In light of COVID testing, documentation should include information on tagging temporary collection sites and/or distinguishing how to properly tag such sites. --JOlshefsky (talk) 12:17, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --ForgottenHero (talk) 13:47, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Krystek (talk) 15:50, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --gzin (talk) 10:50, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Bert Araali (talk) 17:11, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

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