I realize tagging works differently on different sites, but at least on some sites there is a set of tags that logically encompass most of the questions on the site. On SO, there are programming languages. On hermeneutics.SE where I come from, we study a defined set of books, so we tag most questions with a book.
I would like to see most questions here tagged with the organ system or physiologic system to which they pertain. These roughly correspond to the medical subspecialties into which physicians divide themselves. Not all questions here will fit into this scheme*, but most so far seem to. There are a lot of these, and I’m working off the top of my head:
- neurology, otolaryngology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, gynecology, musculoskeletal, podiatry, endocrinology, infectious diseases, dermatology, ophthalmology, allergy, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, sleep medicine, psychiatry**
Of course, these aren’t meant to be the only tag used for questions, nor are they mutually exclusive. Many disease-specific tags have also been created, which to me seems reasonable. These would probably be the most broad tag on most questions.
Is this a good idea? Are there more that fit into this scheme that I’ve missed?
*A few categories that might not fit into this scheme but still seem like on-topic questions: pharmacology, epidemiology, nutrition, toxicology.
**I think this should be on topic, although this has been questioned.