Priority 30 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: Are bacteriophages better than antibiotics in people with antibiotic resistant bacteria? ( Priority 30)
Overall ranking 30
JLA question ID 0088/30
Explanatory note Bacteriophages are types of viruses that can kill bacteria and may be potential alternatives to antibiotics in the treatment of infections. Their safety and effectiveness in comparison with antibiotics in the treatment of infections is not known.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples Can bacteriophages be developed as a useful treatment for people with antibiotic-resistant HCAIs? ~ Can bacteriophages replace antibiotics to treat HCAIs even when the HCAIs are not antibiotic-resistant?
Submitted by  1 x Patient
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019